'A Star Is Born' Producer on Film's Original Ending and the Evolution of "Shallow"

Lynette Howell Taylor first worked with Bradley Cooper on Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines six years ago. Little did the veteran producer know she'd later help to bring the star's directorial debut to the screen.

When Cooper called her about his contemporary telling of A Star Is Born, which has pulled in more than $418 million worldwide, the head of 51 Entertainment had yet to see any of the earlier iterations. But she immediately went home and watched the Judy Garland (1954) and Barbra Streisand (1976) versions — back-to-back.

Having recently inked a two-picture worldwide rights deal ...
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