*Lady Gaga is in negotiations to star opposite Bradley Cooper in “A Star is Born,” the remake that once had Beyonce eyed for the female lead.
Cooper will also direct the film, based on the 1937 movie starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. The story centers on a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. It was remade in 1954 by director George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason; and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the roles.
This latest remake has been languishing at Warner Bros. for years, first with Cooper’s “American Sniper” director, Clint Eastwood, set to helm in 2011. Beyonce was attached to star, but things stalled when she got pregnant and Eastwood moved on to direct a film adaptation of Broadway’s Jersey Boys.
The Gaga rumors started when paps caught the singer on a motorcycle ride with Cooper. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gaga tested for the studio, impressing the execs.
Warners, meanwhile, has no comment.