Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born” will be heading to the Venice International Film Festival in August, festival organizers announced Monday.
The Warner Bros. film will have its world premiere out of competition on August 31.
In the film, Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine who discovers struggling artist Ally (played by Lady Gaga). She is about to give up on her dream of being a singer until Maine coaxes her into the spotlight. But when Ally’s career takes off, Jackson has to fight against his own inner demons.
The film co-stars Sam Elliott, comedian Dave Chappelle and Andrew Dice Clay. Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor are producing, while Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry serve as executive producers.
Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters wrote the screenplay. Following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, “A Star Is Born” is slated for release on October 5, 2018.