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A star is born Posted On 04 March 2019

It’s no real surprise that the hugely successful, ‘A Star is Born’, has led the way in most Oscar predictions since its release in August 2018. And with its DVD release on 11th February 2019, it’s bound to attract even more fans

 

A Star is Born is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name and is a new take on the iconic love story.

Featuring Lady Gaga in her film debut, along-side Bradley Cooper, the film has been a worldwide box office hit – even though it’s actually the third remake of this tear jerker.

Talks of a remake of A Star Is Born began in 2011, with Clint Eastwood originally set to direct and Beyoncé to star as Ally. A plethora of stars were approached to co-star including the likes of Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, and Tom Cruise. However, in March 2016, Bradley Cooper signed on to star and direct, while Lady Gaga joined the cast in August 2016.

Produced and directed by Bradley Cooper – in his directorial debut – and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters. Cooper portrays a famous country music singer Jackson ‘Jack’ Maine, who discovers and falls in love with talented but struggling artist Ally. Despite his music success, Jack is privately battling an alcohol and drug addiction, but forms a special bond with Ally, who he encourages to join him on tour to sing with him. While on tour Ally meets a record producer who offers her a contract – and she goes on to be nominated for three Grammy Awards for her music. When Jack’s alcoholism really takes hold, Ally helps him to sober up and he joins a rehabilitation program for several months. Once recovering at home with Ally, her manager confronts Jack, accusing him of holding Ally back. Unbeknownst to Ally, Jack feels that her life would be better without him, which leads to a teary end to the film.

 

A Star is Born: Film facts

A Star Is Born premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 5, 2018, by Warner Bros.

The film has grossed over $420 million worldwide and received critical acclaim.

It was chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018.

The film received numerous accolades, including five nominations at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, winning Best Original Song for Gaga’s “Shallow”.

The film also received eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Elliott) and Best Original Song (“Shallow”).

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