Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Collaboration Moved To 2018 Awards Season | Film News
Warner Bros. has announced that A Star Is Born, the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper that he also stars in alongside Lady Gaga, will have its release date moved to accommodate a more awards-friendly release.
Having initially set the release of the film for September 28, 2018, the studio then moved it forward to a May 18 summer release. However, executives have reportedly now seen a locked cut of the movie, and have deemed it more suitable to be up for major awards than to be a summer hit, and have now moved the release date to October 5, 2018.
The upcoming film is another remake of the 1937 film of the same name, and focuses on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. The original film starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric Marsh.
This will mark the third remake of the film, the first being in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and the second in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the lead roles.
Cooper’s film will also co-star Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay, and Gaga will actually go by her legal name Stefani Germanotta in the film’s credits. Hollywood has long had a love affair with the story of A Star Is Born, and next year we’ll see if that same story connects with a new generation, and perhaps more importantly for Warner Bros., awards voters.