After years of rumors especially about who would be the leading lady in the remake… “cough” Beyoncé, now A Star is born is officially been green lit to start production early next year..
According to Deadline.com:
Creative Development and WW Production Greg Silverman, and Gaga will compose and perform new music for the film. This picture has been a long time coming for Cooper,who is teaming on the script with Will Fetters. Billy Gerber and Jon Peters are producing with Cooper and his Joint Effort partner Todd Phillips. Basil Iwanykis exec producer. Production will begin early next year in California.
Deadline was first to reveal that Gaga was the one Cooper wanted, after things didn’t work out with Beyonce. He was eyeing this as his directing debut back when he was working with Clint Eastwood and WarnerBros on American Sniper, and he won over Warner Bros brass with a chemistry test that the studio loved. They all felt Cooper was ready to be a director and that Gaga was ready to take the next step as an actress.
“For those of us lucky enough to watch him work as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director,” Silverman said.
“We are honored that he is doing it,here, at his home—Warner Bros.—and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator andco-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star is Born.”