Dave Chappelle has joined Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in Warner Bros.' remake of A Star Is Born.
Cooper is not only starring opposite Lady Gaga, but is making his directorial debut with the film.
The movie is based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The story centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. It was subsequently remade in 1954 by director George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson toplining.
Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott are also on the call sheet for the movie, which is currently in production.
Chappelle will play a character named Noodles, who is Cooper's character's oldest friend. He started out playing with him in blues clubs.
Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor are producing with Cooper. Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta are executive producing. Cooper also had a hand in crafting the script, with Will Fetters and Eric Roth also writing.
Warners has dated the feature for a Sept. 28, 2018, release.
Chappelle’s recent film credits include Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, and he hosted Saturday Night Live in November. He also has three new stand-up comedy specials coming up with Netflix, marking his first concert specials in 12 years. He's repped by Gersh.