On December 7, the critically-acclaimed film A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, will begin a week-long run in select IMAX theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to experiencing the film for the first time in IMAX, audiences will be treated to The Road to Stardom, an exclusive look at the making of A Star is Born, featuring director/star/writer/producer Bradley Cooper and star Lady Gaga, both of whom also wrote and produced many of the film’s songs, as well as performed them live for the movie.
Jeff Goldstein, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, said, “Securing premium IMAX screens in this competitive holiday window, ten weeks into release, speaks to the quality of the film Bradley Cooper has delivered and the passion audiences have for this story. We are thrilled to be able to give moviegoers a chance to see A Star is Born again, or for the first time, in such an experiential format as IMAX.”
In A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (Blue Jasmine), with Dave Chappelle (Chi-Raq) and Sam Elliott, whose nearly 50-year career includes standout performances in such films as Mask, Tombstone and, most recently, The Hero.
In addition to playing Ally, Gaga—who earned an Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from the film The Hunting Ground—performs original songs in the film with Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming.
A Star is Born was produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor. Ravi Mehta, Basil Iwanyk, Niija Kuykendall, Sue Kroll, Michael Rapino and Heather Parry served as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters.
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