AceShowbiz - "A Star Is Born" is going to have a fall release after all. The drama musical starring Stefani Germanota (%cLady GaGa%) and %cBradley Cooper% has got a new release date which will put it in the midst of awards season.
The remake of the 1973 film of the same name was initially set for September 28, 2018 release in the U.S. In September this year, Warner Bros. moved the film to summer, scheduling it for May 18, 2018. Now, the film is pushed back five months to October 5, 2018.
The studio reportedly made the decision after executives saw a locked cut of the movie. The slot is usually for more more serious, adult-skewing fare.
Marking Cooper's feature directorial debut, the upcoming film centers on Jackson Maine (Cooper), a country music star who is on the brink of decline, and a talented unknown named Ally (GaGa) whom he takes under his wing. 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.
"It all comes down to this broken love story," Cooper previously told Entertainment Weekly about the central romance in the movie, "and there's no better way to express that than through singing because there's nowhere to hide when you're singing. Your whole body is electrified..."
The actor described the storyline, "[We're exploring] what unconditional love is, how hard it is to love someone in this world as a human being, and what that demands: those are the things I was interested in. I was also very interested in the character of Ally being a bit different than the other versions. She's not an ingenue; she's not this innocent person."
GaGa composed most of the music, while other musicians who have contributed to the movie include Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and %cMark Ronson%.