Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) isn’t the sort of person you’d call ‘glamorous’. A mum vlogger, the excitement in her life comes vicariously through her best friend, Emily (Blake Lively).
Emily is everything Stephanie feels like she isn’t – glamourous, elegant, charming, alluring…
But everything changes when one day, Stephanie asks her for something.
“I need just a simple favour.”
Emily disappears and Stephanie is pulled into a twisted mystery. Alongside Emily’s husband, Sean (Henry Golding), she tries to peel apart the spider’s web and find out the truth.
Secrets, scandals, and sinister revelations spill out of the void. The more she searches, the further Stephanie seems to get from finding out the answer to the question everyone’s asking.
What happened to Emily?
Paul Feig (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call) directs this post-modern nod to film noir, which captures all the mystery and drama of the beloved genre through a new lens. Anna Kendrick (the Pitch Perfect franchise) stars as the average and frustrated Stephanie, alongside Blake Lively (The Shallows), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), and Linda Cardellini (Daddy’s Home 2).
Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) has a long, successful career as a country musician under his belt. But while Jackson feels he has much more to give, his audience isn’t quite so sure. The scene is slowly starting to reject his work after years of success, and Jackson isn’t sure what he can do differently to win his fans’ affections back.
Heading fast towards rock bottom, things take a turn upwards for Jackson when he meets Ally (Lady Gaga), a raw musical talent who has remained largely undiscovered by the country scene. The two rapidly begin a love affair, sparked by their shared passion for music.
Jackson slowly persuades Ally to take her talent public, but he doesn’t anticipate what will happen when the audience that rejected him hears Ally’s voice for the first time…
Ally quickly takes the scene by storm, while Jackson’s career continues to decline. As one star rises and the other falls, can the love between them survive?
A Star is Born is the newest reimagining of the 1930s classic, and stars Bradley Cooper (Joy, Silver Linings Playbook), who also directs this as his debut feature length film. Lady Gaga makes her starring debut, following turns in TV hits such as American Horror Story: Hotel, with original songs from the artist featured on the soundtrack.