Lady Gaga Confirmed for Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake

The Oscar nominee will compose original songs for the film, which she will also perform

Last Updated: August 16, 2016 @ 4:53 PM

Lady Gaga has been confirmed to star in Bradley Cooper‘s “A Star is Born,” Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.

Cooper will star in and direct the film, marking his directorial debut. Gaga’s role will also mark her first lead in a feature film. The “Pokerface” singer will compose new songs for the film, which she will also perform.

In June, TheWrap reported that Gaga was in talks to join the project, based on William Wellman’s 1937 classic starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It follows a fading movie star who helps a young actress, while his own career goes downhill.

The film has been remade twice before, in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

“A Star is Born” will be produced by Billy Gerber and Jon Peters, alongside Cooper and Todd Phillips under their Joint Effort Productions banner.

“For those of us lucky enough to watch him work as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director,” Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. Pictures, said. “We are honored that he is doing it, here, at his home–Warner Bros.–and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all new vision of ‘A Star is Born.'”

Gaga most recently starred in FX’s “American Horror Story,” for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Made for Television.

She is returning for the sixth season of the horror anthology series, but revealed last week that she won’t be reprising her role as The Countess.

Back to work! #ahsseason6 #ahs #acting not the countess but…who???????

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