American songstress and icon Lady Gaga is going to star in a remake of 'A Star is Born.'

Who is working on the upcoming project?

Warner Brothers green-lit the project with actor Bradley Cooper set to make his directorial debut, who will also star alongside Lady Gaga, of which the role will also be her first starring role in a feature film. Reportedly, Cooper had wanted Gaga for the role, but singer Beyoncé was also an early choice for the part. While known primarily as a singer, Gaga has made quite a resume as an actress, winning a Golden Globe for her role on American Horror Story. ”The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star is Born,” said Warner Brothers president of Creative Development and WW Production Greg Silverman in a released statement.

As for the other cast and crew, Will Fetters will work with Cooper on the script. Billy Gerber and Jon Peters are set to serve as producers, in addition to Cooper and Todd Phillips, who is also Cooper’s partner with Joint Effort. Basil Iwanyk will also serve as an executive producer. Production for the film will start next year in California.

What is ‘A Star is Born’ based on?

The film is currently believed to be a remake of the film of the same name released in 1937, which starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March in the original leading roles. The premise concerns a budding romance between an up-and-coming ingénue of an actress and an already established, yet bitter and alcoholic, Hollywood star. The plot takes a turn as the ingénue’s career starts to build up as his starts to falter.

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The film has had remakes before, most notably one released in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason in the leads, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. A trailer for the 1954 film can be seen below:

Unlike the original film, the remakes often turned the original drama into a musical, and the upcoming remake is expected to follow suit. That said, Gaga is expected to write and perform new songs for the upcoming remake.