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Warner Bros. announced Wednesday it is moving the film from May 18 to Oct. 5, 2018, a prime corridor for more serious, adult-skewing fare. Insiders say the decision was made after executives saw a locked cut of the movie, which Cooper directed and stars in with Lady Gaga.
A Star Is Born was originally set to debut Sept. 28. Several months ago, however, Warners relocated it to summer.
The upcoming pic, marking Cooper’s feature directorial debut, continues Hollywood’s love affair with the 1937 film of the same name (Janet Gaynor and Fredic March starred) about 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 headlining.
Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay co-star in Cooper’s version.
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