Jackson Maine (Cooper), a country music star on the brink of decline, discovers a talented unknown named Ally (Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jackson 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. Written by
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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