Lady Gaga has been confirmed to star in a remake of the 1937 film A Star Is Born, Deadline reports exclusively. Not only will this be Gaga's first studio starring role, she will also compose and perform new music for the movie, directed by Bradley Cooper. Production is set to begin early next year in California.
Warner Bros. has been working on the project for over five years. Clint Eastwood was originally set to direct the movie with singer Beyoncé headlinging it, but they both dropped out of the project. Due to that, the project was stalled until Cooper picked it up. Rumors that Gaga would be replacing Beyoncé as the female lead surfaced earlier this year when the singer was caught by paparazzi on a motorcycle ride to a restaurant with Bradley.