On Wednesday, the first full-length trailer for the upcoming A Star Is Born musical has finally been released. And if some people didn’t already know what an incredible musician Lady Gaga is, this movie will surely convince them. It’s her debut in a Hollywood lead-role and by the looks of it, it will be a very successful one. This Bradly Cooper-directed movie might even receive some Oscar nods, further strengthening Lady Gaga’s abilities as a songwriter, performer and now, actress.
This project has been in the works for years. It is intended as a remake of the 1937, 1954, and 1976 iterations of this music industry romance. Reboots with Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce have been in development over the years, but none saw the light of day. This new movie follows Cooper as Jackson Maine, an aging artist who takes a shy but very talented singer named Ally (Lady Gaga) under his caring wing. One of the most obvious things in this trailer was Matthew Libatique’s incredible cinematography. Certain shots in there scream Oscar nomination and this could bring him yet another one after Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan.
A Star is Born, indeed
For A Star is Born, some of the most talented and successful music producers right now united their efforts into an incredible soundtrack. This is actually thanks to Gaga herself, who wanted to keep the creative part in her garden, with producers like Mark Ronson, Lukas Nelson and even DJ White Shadow and famous songwriter Diane Warren.
Another interesting fact is that Gaga insisted to have all the performances in the movie recorded live on set. And the trailer shows that and the emotion in the performances is visible. According to Lady Gaga, people can always tell when you’re lip syncing and especially in a movie, that might hurt its chances of success. A Star is Born hits theaters on October 5, the best time to be considered for the awards season.
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