It’s a wonder A Star is Born ever got remade. The remake began in 2011 with Clint Eastwood geared to direct. Various names started to surface as to who was going to star — Beyonce, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and even Tom Cruise.
Thankfully Bradley Cooper stepped up and took on the roles to star and direct the picture in March of 2016. Lady Gaga joined the cast in August of that same year.
Jackson “Jack” Maine (Cooper) is a famous country music singer who has begun a downward spiral, he’s unaware of, due to alcohol and drug addiction.
Ally Maine (Lady Gaga) is on the other end of the spectrum, a gifted nightclub singer-songwriter who no one knows about.
The two meet, Jack convinces her to go on stage with him, performing one of her songs and the audience can’t get enough of the lovestruck couple. As Ally’s star grows brighter, Jack’s grows dimmer leading to the friends he falls back on, drugs and alcohol.
An amazing side-note Cooper with the help of Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, learned to sing and play guitar in six months.