News broke yesterday that Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were shooting concert scenes for A Star Is Born at the Coachella music festival, where Gaga was headlining, and now we have the first photo released from the production.
What seems to be even more interesting other than the photo itself is that Gaga will be credited in the movie by her given name: Stefani Germanotta. The six-time Grammy-winning performer-turned-Golden Globe-winning actress has previously gone by Lady Gaga in her American Horror Story: Hotel and AHS: Roanoke credits.
A Star Is Born is based on William Wellman’s 1937 movie. The movie was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and 1976 with Barbra Streisand. Gaga performed on Saturday night at Coachella, appearing onstage in a long Raiders of the Lost Ark-like leather coat and singing such hits as “Born This Way,” “Love Game” and “A-Yo.”
In the movie, Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.
Here is the press release from the studio and the photo can be seen below:
“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.”