It's official: Lady Gaga is set to star in a remake of A Star Is Born, directed by and co-starring Bradley Cooper.
Warner Bros and Cooper inked a deal in 2015, after Clint Eastwood, who was the original director attached to the project, dropped off. Despite rumors that Beyonce would take the lead role, Lady Gaga eventually made the cut, and Mother Monster herself posted an exuberant tweet about the news:
In addition to her starring role, Gaga will compose and perform several new songs in this fourth iteration of the film.
Originally released in 1937, A Star is Born starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, before being remade into the classic 1954 movie with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in the '70s, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Cooper and screenwriter Will Fetters (The Best of Me, The Lucky One) will draft a new script for the film, which is set to begin production in early 2017.