Sam Elliott has closed a deal to star opposite Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the remake of “A Star Is Born” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story gives a fresh look at the story about a singer whose star rises as quickly as her troubled lover/mentor’s star is falling. Eric Roth (“Munich”) penned the latest draft, earlier versions were done by Cooper and Will Fetters.
Elliott will take on the role of Bobby, the benevolent manager to Cooper and Gaga’s characters. Cooper also produces with Billy Gerber, Todd Phillips, and Jon Peters.
The project marks Gaga’s first major feature role and Cooper’s directorial debut with filming to begin mid-April.