What he hasn’t had is a female lead. Beyonce was attached for a long time, but she’s since dropped out. THR reports Cooper may have found another top chanteuse to replace her, as Lady Gaga is rerportedly in talks to join the movie.
A Star Is Born follows a young woman with dreams of a singing career who meets a famous actor. However as her career rises, his self-destructs thanks to his alcoholism. It’s previously been filmed in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March (which itself was technically a remake), 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.