Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bradley Cooper May Leave “Star is Born” for Different Movie, But Another Star Wants Same Role


EXCLUSIVE The future of “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga is getting more and more curious.

After I reported that the film might be in trouble, some other news rolled in. Cooper has suddenly voiced an interest in a sci-fi movie being set up for winter. If that’s true, it certainly means “Star” is in jeopardy.

When I contacted another inside source about “Star,” I got back a one word answer: “Rumors.” As in– maybe, because the answer wasn’t a denial.

But wait: Cooper wants a role that another more tenured star is also getting excited about. The one and only Brad Pitt also, I am told, wants to play the lead in the sci fi adventure. I won’t tell you the title yet, but I know it. This could get interesting.

What could be the problem with “A Star is Born”? Money? Credit? The soundtrack rights with Gaga? We all just saw pictures of Brad and Lady grocery shopping, didn’t we? That seemed to seal the deal.

Funny, isn’t it? “A Star is Born” always breeds gossip. John Gregory Dunne wrote about trying to make the Barbra Streisand-Kris Kristofferson version in his great memoir called “Monster.”  Let’s all read that while we wait for the next episode…

Stay tuned…


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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