Lady Gaga is in talks to star alongside Bradley Cooper in a remake of A Star is Born

By Michael Miller
Updated June 16, 2016 04:00 PM
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Lady Gaga is eyeing one of Hollywood’s most iconic roles previously made famous by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.

The singer is currently in talks to star alongside Bradley Cooper in the remake of the classic A Star Is Born, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cooper is also set to direct the project.

The original film, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, told the story of a movie star who takes a young starlet under his wing as his own career begins to unravel. It was first remade in 1954 with Garland and James Mason starring, and was updated again in 1976 with Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as the leads.

The film’s latest iteration has been in the works at Warner Bros. for years. Clint Eastwood, who directed Cooper in American Sniper, was going to direct the project in 2011. Beyoncé had reportedly circled the role, but the project fell apart due to scheduling. Later, Cooper shot down rumors that he and Beyoncé would star together in the project. Warner Bros. had no comment on the remake.

Back in April, Gaga was spotted on the back of Cooper’s motorcycle when the two went to dinner together at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California.

In addition to having huge success in the pop music scene, Gaga has also proven her acting chops as of late. She starred in American Horror Story: Hotel and won a Golden Globe for her performance.