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A Star Is Born

3 January 2018 RockFM Movies

A Star Is Born
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bradley Cooper
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on A Star Is Born
by William A. Wellman
Robert Carson
Dorothy Parker
Alan Campbell
Cinematography Matthew Libatique[1]
Edited by Jay Cassidy[1]
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures[4]
Release date
  • August 31, 2018 (Venice)
  • October 5, 2018 (United States)
Running time
135 minutes[5]
Country United States
Budget $36–40 million[6][7]
Box office $382.4 million[8]

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady GagaAndrew Dice ClayDave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the fourth remake of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical, the 1976 rock musical and the 2013 Bollywood romance film.

Talks of a remake of A Star Is Born began in 2011, with Clint Eastwood attached to direct and Beyoncé set to star. The film was in development hell for several years with various actors approached to co-star, including Christian BaleLeonardo DiCaprioWill Smith, and Tom Cruise. In March 2016, Cooper signed on to star and direct, and Lady Gaga joined the cast in August 2016. Principal photography began at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2017.