BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Recording artist and actress Lady Gaga has signed on to appear opposite actor Bradley Cooper in a re-make of the musical drama A Star is Born, which will mark Cooper's directorial debut.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros. Pictures.
"For those of us lucky enough to watch him work as an actor and producer, it has been clear that Bradley would make this transition to director," Silverman said in a statement. "We are honored that he is doing it, here, at his home -- Warner Bros.-- and with Lady Gaga as a collaborator and co-star. The world is in for a treat as these great artists craft an all-new vision of A Star is Born."
Lady Gaga will also compose and perform new songs for the film.
Previous screen incarnations of A Star is Born were released in 1937, 1954 and 1976.