Cooper is also making his directorial debut with the film.
Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers an unknown talent named Ally, played by Lady Gaga. The two begin a passionate love affair as Ally catapults to stardom.
“A Star Is Born” is being produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Todd Phillips, Lynette Howell Taylor and Cooper, while Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta are serving as executive producers. Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth wrote the screenplay, based on the 1937 classic story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
“A Star Is Born” will be released on Sept. 28, 2019.
Chappelle’s most recently starred in Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq.” He also hosted “Saturday Night Live” in November and has three stand-up comedy specials coming up on Netflix. He is represented by Gersh.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.