Production has commenced on Warner Bros. reimagination of A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and newcomer Stefani Germanotta.

The female lead is better known to the world as Lady Gaga, making her feature film debut as the talented unknown whom Cooper’s country singer falls in love with and catapults to superstardom.

Germanotta’s previous acting stint was on American Horror Story: Hotel, for which she won a Golden Globe. She has composed and will perform original songs in the film.

This is the third version of the classic story to come to the screen, following the 1954 film starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 remake with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Cooper is making his directorial debut with A Star Is Born, which is currently slated for a 2018 release.

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