A Star Is Born
Release date: October 5
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle
Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Why we're excited: Hollywood is so obsessed with this narrative mash-up of fame, showbiz, and romance that this will be the fourth retelling of A Star Is Born since the 1937 original. But there's good reason for that: It's a great story that's malleable to the demands and peculiarities of the times. For this modern-day update, the American Sniper himself, Bradley Cooper, is playing the hard-living male lead and handling directing duties, but it’s Lady Gaga, making her big-screen debut as a young singer with a big voice, who will likely be the draw for many movie-goers. If rapturous reviews out of the Venice Film Festival are any indication, this movie will be a mainstay in awards-season discussions in the months ahead. Either way, bring a hanky to wipe away the tears.
(Watch the trailer)