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Lady Gaga is ready for her big-screen close-up.
The singer is in talks to star opposite Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, the remake that Cooper also will direct.
The movie, based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, 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 headlining.
Warner Bros. has been working on its latest remake of A Star Is Born for years. Cooper’s American Sniper director Clint Eastwood became attached to the project in 2011. At one time, Beyonce was set to star, but things stalled when she became pregnant and Eastwood moved on to Jersey Boys.
Reports of Gaga’s involvement first surfaced when the singer was caught by paparazzi on a motorcycle ride with Cooper. Gaga tested for the studio, impressing the execs. Warners had no comment.
Gaga is best known for her pop music career, but has been involved in both film and TV projects in recent years. She starred in American Horror Story: Hotel, the anthology FX series from Ryan Murphy.
Gaga won a Golden Globe for her work on that show. She previously appeared in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills and Muppets Most Wanted. Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the original song from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
She is repped by CAA.
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