Dave Chappelle will share tears and beers in A Star Is Born remake with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
The upcoming remake of A Star Is Born cast Dave Chappelle as the blues playing friend of the country star on his way down. Lady Gaga stars with Bradley Cooper, who makes his directorial debut in the Warner Bros. remake of A Star Is Born remake.
Stand-up veteran Chappelle is best known for his Comedy Central sketch series Chappelle’s Show, which ran from 2003-2006. Netflix released two of Chappelle’s hour-long comedy specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas, and The Age of Spin in March. Chappelle appeared in The Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy, and Spike Lee’s 2015 film Chi-Raq. He co-wrote and starred in the 1998 stoner movie Half-Baked. Chappelle made his big-screen debut in Robin Hood: Men In Tights, directed by Mel Brooks. He also He produced and starred in the Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, which was directed by Michel Gondry.
n the remake A Star Is Born, Cooper plays fading country music star Jackson Maine, who has an affair with Ally, played by Lady Gaga, a singer who is still in the club circuit, and puts her on the big stage. As she becomes a star, his career goes into a nosedive.
Lady Gaga wrote all the songs for movie. Her song “Til It Happens to You,” from “The Hunting Ground, was nominated for an Oscar. Cooper earned a 2015 Tony Award nomination for headlining the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man.
Cooper is producing through his 22 & Green production company, along with Jon Peters, Bill Gerber, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers.
A Star Is Born is classic Hollywood. It has been put on screen three times already. The original 1937 film was produced by David O. Selznick and starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It follows rising star Esther Blodgett, known to her fans as Vicki Lester. She meets and marries Norman Maine, an older, alcoholic actor whose stardom is fading. Lester rises to international fame and while Maine descends into obscurity and ultimately suicide. It was co-written by Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell, and.
The 1954 A Star Is Born remake starred James Mason and Judy Garland. The 1976 version starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand. A fourth version has been rumored since at least 2009. Beyonce was attached to the remake when Clint Eastwood was planning to sit in the director’s chair, but walked away shortly before it announced she was pregnant.
Lady Gaga is perfect for the part. Her name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta but little monsters know her as Lady Gaga. It wasn’t that long ago she was dancing in a cage at the bar Pianos. She found the kind of luck that every girl singer with a band dreams of, one night a big talent scout from a big record company came in and let her make a record. Since then she got a regular gig as a vampire who danced with Valentino on American Horror Story: Hotel, winning a Golden Globe.