Dave Chappelle is joining Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born.
The Hollywood Reporter reported Chappelle's casting on Friday. Warner Bros. rep Jack Horner confirmed the announcement with USA TODAY.
The remake, Cooper's directorial debut, is currently in production, and recently shot scenes on location at Coachella, inviting fans to appear as extras.
This film is sacred Hollywood ground: Based on William Wellman’s 1937 movie, A Star is Born, the film was first remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and then in 1976 with Barbra Streisand. Its current incarnation tells the story of a country music star whose career is in decline (Cooper) before he strikes up a romance with an unknown singer (Gaga) whom he mentors to stardom.
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