‘A Star Is Born': Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Nail High Notes With Trailer Debut

CinemaCon 2018: A booze-soaked, Southern fried take on the classic love and fame story played big

Last Updated: April 26, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

After almost three years of mystery and a release date push, American movie theater owners got an exclusive first look at Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut — another remake of the love and fame drama “A Star Is Born.”

And, oh my god, he really may have pulled this off.

Cooper debuted a full trailer with original songs, Lady Gaga’s soaring voice and what looks to be legit and bittersweet chemistry between himself and the Golden Globe winning actress.

Cooper plays a salty dog country singer who seems to be suffering from hearing issues (and self-medicating with a bottle) who stumbles on young Gaga in a cabaret. It doesn’t take long for the pair to shack up and hit he road, where Gaga inevitably takes the stage.

She sings for maybe 20 seconds in the trailer, but it was a breathtaking moment of artistry in a presentation from Warner Bros. laden with superhero showdowns and dark, low-budget horror.

Cooper told the Las Vegas auditorium that Gaga insisted he do his own singing as her co-star, if she indeed was to take on her first big movie role.

“You’re going to become a musician, and you’re going to make me as comfortable as I can be on film,” Cooper recalled Gaga saying.

“Star is Born” shot a portion of its performance sequences at last year’s Coachella Valley music festival, where Gaga was a pinch-hitting headliner after Beyonce announced she was pregnant. They also shot at the California-based country fest Stagecoach and the UK’s renowned Glastonbury festival.

The film co-stars Sam Elliot, comedian Dave Chapelle and Andrew Dice Clay.