Newswire: A Star Is Born puts on a cowboy hat and heads to Coachella

Filming on the (new) remake of A Star Is Born will get meta this week as Lady Gaga films in character at Coachella, where she just headlined. However, the film apparently won’t riff on Gaga’s own arty pop-star persona, instead taking on the world of country music. (The argument can be made that Gaga veered in that direction with Joanne, but this is neither the time nor the place.)

According to a press release issued today, Cooper, also the director of the project, will play fading country star Jackson Maine. Gaga—who we should probably start referring to as Stefani Germanotta, because that’s how she will be credited—is Ally, the upstart who wins Jackson’s heart, but also makes him feel bad when she becomes more famous than him.

A STAR IS BORN will “introduce” Stefani Germanotta (@ladygaga), costarring & directed by Bradley Cooper. FIRST LOOK …

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