Things We Saw Today: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Shine in First Trailer for A Star Is Born
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 6, 2018
Ever since the original classic film starring Janet Gaynor and Frederick March in 1937, it seems that every generation needs to put up one of its biggest female music stars to play the role of Esther Victoria Blodgett in a version of A Star is Born. It’s understandable. The story of a big-time male celebrity falling in love with a not-famous woman who does what he does only to be overshadowed by her when his addictions get the better of him is compelling.
In this go-round, Bradley Cooper (who is also making his directorial debut) stars as a famous country singer, and Lady Gaga (in her first leading film role) stars as a woman with a big voice and songwriting chops, but lots of insecurities. This trailer is pretty damn stunning, and as skeptical as we have every right to be about film remakes, this one actually looks really good! (via The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter)
- Marvel has debuted a new 6-part digital Cloak and Dagger comic ahead of their TV debut on Freeform. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
- While the White House has commuted the sentence of 63-year-old Alice Johnson after Trump’s meeting with Kim Kardashian (that’s actually an accurate sentence, you guys), he has not issued her a full pardon. (via Buzzfeed)
- Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria have partnered with The Black List and MACRO to create The Macro Episodic Lab (deadline is Aug 6) to offer up to three writers of color the opportunity to produce a television pilot. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
- Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why announced its renewal for a third season with this announcement video. (via TVLine)
And with that I leave you, my beloved Mary Suevians! Be kind to yourselves and each other, and continue to demand the kind of challenging and inclusive pop culture you deserve!
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