Lady Gaga will reportedly be playing the protagonist in A Star Is Born, a role that was originally rumoured to be going to Beyoncé. In addition to acting, Gaga will also compose and perform the soundtrack for the film, which marks Bradley Cooper's directorial debut.
Deadline has confirmed that the deals have now closed between Warner Bros and Cooper, and that production will begin early next year. Gaga was apparently Cooper's next choice for the lead after they struggled to reach a fee agreement with Beyoncé in March.
"For those of us lucky enough to watch him as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director," Greg Silverman, the Warner Bros president of creative development and WW production, said. "The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of A Star Is Born."
Gaga – who recently received a Golden Globe for her performance in American Horror Story: Hotel – is clearly thrilled to have landed her first starring role on the big screen, tweeting this morning that she is "elated".
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