Bradley Cooper to Make Directorial Debut With ‘A Star is Born’ Remake
Bradley Cooper is reportedly in talks to make his directorial debut with the remake of the 1937 musical A Star is Born. The film is about an aspiring Hollywood actress and an aging movie star who helps her become famous, all while his own career declines.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie remake has been in the works for years, with Clint Eastwood attached to it since 2011. Beyonce was even rumored to be the film's star at one point, but things were reportedly halted once she got pregnant and Eastwood chose to focus on Jersey Boys instead.
There have been two different remakes of A Star is Born already, with its first starring Judy Garland and James Mason -- both of whom won Golden Globes for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively. The second remake, which starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, also won a slew of awards, including five Golden Globes -- one of which was for best motion picture. Considering those track records, Cooper definitely has some huge shoes to fill if he winds up going ahead with the project.
The Hollywood Reporter goes on to say that Cooper has a good relationship with Warner Brothers, who has the rights to the film, and that this might not be his only foray into the world of directing. He is reportedly interested in a few different projects.