Based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, Simon Callow and director Tom Cairns have created a one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling that is both heart-warming and deeply moving. Following critically acclaimed, sold-out theatre seasons in 2011, 2012 and again in 2016, Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) returns to wow audiences with this tour de force performance, reimagined especially for cinema.
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.