A Star is Born: Lady Gaga lands first lead role

A Star is Born: Lady Gaga lands first lead role

Oscar dreaming

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

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First it was the Grammys and then the Golden Globes, now Lady Gaga is set to take on the Oscars with a new film role...

Warner Bros. has officially confirmed that Lady Gaga will star in the remake of A Star is Born. The film marks both a first lead role for Lady Gaga as well as a directorial debut for multiple Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper, who will also play the movie's male protagonist.

"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," said Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. "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."

Lady Gaga took to social media to share the announcement, saying, "l'm elated to be directed by and starring with Bradley in this project. He's a brilliant visionary artist".

Meanwhile, read about Natalie Portman's directorial debut in the film A Tale of Love and Darkness.

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