A Star is Born trailer 02
A Star is Born trailer 02

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Are Oscars Bait in the New ‘A Star Is Born’ Trailer

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The trailer just dropped for Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s new film A Star Is Born. It’s a remake of the original 1937 film of the same name. In the A Star Is Born trailer Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture, plays a small-town girl hoping to make it big and Cooper, in his directorial debut, plays an alcoholic has-been rock star who helps advance her career. They’ve busted out their best acting and singing chops in a bid for Oscars, no doubt.

In the film, Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Lady Gaga). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.

The cast also features sexist and homophobic comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle (who has had several brushes with transphobia) and hunky Western actor Sam Elliott.

Here is the A Star Is Born trailer:

In anticipation of her role, Lady Gaga wrote, “I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I’m so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen. The story of A Star is Born is so special and I’m so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true.”

Former RuPaul’s Drag Race competitors Willam and Shangela are both reported to play small roles in the A Star is Born remake; Shangela is playing a bar owner.

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This will be the third A Star is Born remake. The original film was released in 1937 staring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. About 17 years later, in 1954, George Cukor directed Judy Garland and James Mason, who portrayed the leads. In the 1976 version, the character’s names were slightly altered. “Esther” was played by Barbra Streisand, while “John Norman” was portrayed by Kris Kristofferson.

The latest remake of A Star is Born has been slated for release on Oct. 5, 2018.

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