AceShowbiz - Following the announcement that Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper will film a portion of "A Star Is Born" at Coachella, the first photo of both stars is released. The image is shared by GaGa on her Instagram account, featuring herself singing alongside Cooper and his guitar.
"I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I'm so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen," writes GaGa in the caption. "The story of 'A Star is Born' is so special and I'm so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true. Can't wait for you to meet Ally," she continues, referring to her character's name.
I am so excited to star in my first movie alongside someone I'm so lucky to call my friend. I always wanted to be an actress on the big screen. The story of "A Star is Born" is so special and I'm so grateful to Bradley for making my dream come true. Can't wait for you to meet Ally. She has her first scene in 5....⏰
According to the press release obtained by Deadline, GaGa will not be credited in the movie by her stage moniker, but by her given name Stefani Germanotta instead. "Filming begins today on Warner Bros. Pictures' reimagining of the musical 'A Star Is Born', starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady GaGa, in her first leading role in a major motion picture," reads the press release.
"A Star Is Born" is a musical based on William Wellman's 1937 movie of the same name. GaGa will portray an aspiring singer Ally in the film, while Cooper will play Jackson Maine, the aging rocker she falls in love with. Jackson helps Ally launch her career while his own is in a downward spiral. Besides starring in the movie, Cooper serves as the producer alongside Billy Gerber, Todd Phillips, Lynette Howell Tayor and Jon Peters, with Basil Iwanyk executive producing.
GaGa and Cooper will film a portion of the movie at Empire Polo Club in Indio, where Coachella takes place. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19. The ticket's price is $10 and all proceeds will go directly to GaGa's Born This Way Foundation.