A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

The highly anticipated film A Star is Born has been steadily building buzz since its critically acclaimed late-August premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival.


The movie follows Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper, a country music star who discovers and falls in love with young singer Ally, played by Lady Gaga.

This latest movie is the story’s fourth incarnation. It originated as a 1937 film, which was adapted into a 1954 musical, and later remade as a 1976 rock musical starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

While the story isn’t new, it does mark a number of firsts. In addition to starring, Bradley Cooper directs and sings for the first time. In preparation, the star committed to 18-months of voice training to believably play a famous and faulty country music star.

On the flip side, Grammy Award winning artist Lady Gaga makes her big screen debut, although she has previously won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for American Horror Story: Hotel on the small screen.

Rounding out the cast are Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, and Andrew Dice Clay.

A Star is Born October 5 in theaters.

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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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