Dave Chappelle to Star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's A Star is Born

Posted 2017/05/05 0 0

Dave Chappelle has joined the cast of Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born, the remake starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta) that Cooper is directing.

 

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have managed to pull in another big-name star for their upcoming version of the much-remade A Star Is Born. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Chappelle will play a character named “Noodles” in the Warner Bros. remake of the 1937 original starring Janet Gaynor. (The film was previously made twice, first in 1954 with Judy Garland, and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand.) Noodles, per the official description, is a friend of Cooper’s Jackson Maine, the aging alcoholic movie star who decided to help Gaga’s character Ally with her bustling career. Noodles is Maine’s “oldest friend with whom he started out playing with in blues clubs.”

According to the official synopsis, Cooper’s iteration follows Jackson Maine, “a country music star who is on the brink of decline when he discovers a talented unknown named Ally. As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory.”

A Star is Born is being directed by Cooper, produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth, based on a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson. In addition to Cooper, Gaga and Chappelle, A Star Is Born also features Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott and Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams’ “lucky charm,” Greg Grunberg. The movie is due in theaters Sept. 28, 2018.

Dave Chappelle has been on a roll. Last year Chappelle appeared in Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, hosted Saturday Night Live after the election, and recently released two stand-up comedy specials on Netflix, his first in 12 years.

 

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