Lady Gaga Confirms Role in 'A Star Is Born' Remake

Lady Gaga Confirms Role in 'A Star Is Born' Remake

Another milestone for Mother Monster's Hollywood ascendency

Another milestone for Mother Monster's Hollywood ascendency

Text: William Defebaugh

After months of speculation regarding who will star in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, the rumors can finally be put to rest: it will be Lady Gaga, who confirmed the news on Twitter last night.

The coveted role, previously played by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand (in 1954 and 1976, respectively), will surely mark a seminal moment in Gaga's burgeoning Hollywood career. It was previously reported that Beyoncé might take the part, but backed out in March due to Cooper being unable to meet her fiscal demands. Gaga is also set to compose and perform the film's soundtrack. Clint Eastwood is also expected to come on board to the project as a producer alongside Greg Silverman. Of course, the film will not only be an important milestone for Gaga, but Cooper as well—this being his largest work as a director.

"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 told Deadline. "We are honoured that he is doing it, here, at his home, Warner Bros, and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of  A Star is Born."

Production for the film will begin in California in early 2017—likely just after Gaga has finished filming the upcoming season of American Horror Story.

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