Lady Gaga's movie debut confirmed

Lady Gaga is "elated" to be making her big screen debut in 'A Star is Born' opposite Bradley Cooper

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Lady Gaga is "elated" to be starring opposite Bradley Cooper in 'A Star is Born'.

The 'Born This Way' hitmaker's casting in the upcoming remake of the 1937 production has now been confirmed following months of speculation and she couldn't be happier to be appearing in her first movie alongside the 40-year-old actor, who will also be making his directorial debut with the picture.

She tweeted: "Im elated to be directed by & starring w/ Bradley in this project. He's a brilliant visionary artist. #AStarIsBorn #AStarIsBornCooperGaga (sic)"

Gaga will compose and perform new songs for the film, which tells the tale of an aspiring young singer who arrives in Hollywood and is assisted by an ageing star whose popularity is fading.

The movie has gone through a number of changes, with Beyonce originally wanted for Gaga's role, and Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith all also linked to the project.

Clint Eastwood was originally in the director's chair, but he will now produce alongside his business partner Todd Phillips, and Bill Gerber and Jon Peters.

This will be the fourth production of 'A Star is Born', which saw Janet Gaynor and Fredric March star in the 1937 original.

Judy Garland and James Mason appeared in another version in 1954, while the most recent movie, in 1976, saw Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in the lead roles.

A release date has yet to be set for the movie by studio Warner Bros..

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