A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Did You Know?
began planning his vision for this film while working as a producer on American Sniper
(2014), which was directed by Clint Eastwood
. Cooper originally wanted Beyoncé Knowles
to star alongside him, however, negotiations soon failed and Cooper offered the role to Lady Gaga
instead. After Cooper and Gaga performed a screen test together, Warner Bros. executives were impressed with their onscreen chemistry and greenlit the project. See more
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