Cooper will also helm the film, which will mark his directing debut. He will produce through his 22 and Green production company along with Jon Peters, Bill Gerber and Basil Iwanyk.
The project, based on William Wellman’s 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, centers on a fading movie star who helps an aspiring actress while his own career spirals downward. James Mason and Judy Garland starred in a 1954 version and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson toplined the 1976 version.
Cooper came on as director following his work with Clint Eastwood on “American Sniper.” Eastwood attempted to get the film made for years with Cooper in the role of the fading movie star but eventually left the project, but not before suggesting to Cooper that he try directing the film since the actor was actively seeking his first directing job.
Gaga has already made a name for herself as one of the world’s biggest pop stars, but has been focusing more in recent years on her acting career. She is coming off an acclaimed performance in “American Horror Story: Hotel,” which earned her a Golden Globe for best actress in a miniseries.
Gaga came on to the project in June. It’s the first title to land on the Sept. 28, 2018, release date.
Warner’s New Line also announced Wednesday that it’s dated Dwayne Johnson’s actioner “Rampage,” based on the Midway video game, for April, 20, 2018. The studio unveiled the project in 2015 with “San Andreas” producer Beau Flynn re-teaming with Johnson.
Ryan Engle is writing the script for “Rampage,” with plot details under wraps. The project is in pre-production.
In the “Rampage” video game, players are tasked with stopping a havoc-wreaking giant gorilla, a lizard and a wolf. Universal also has an untitled R-rated comedy set for release on April 20, 2018.
Additionally, Warner Bros. announced that it’s releasing MGM’s “Everything, Everything” on Aug. 18, 2017. The teen romance stars Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson and Ana de la Reguera with Stella Meghie is directing from J. Mills Goodloe’s script, adapted from Nicola Yoon’s young adult novel of the same name.
Stenberg will portray a teen with severe combined immunodeficiency, also known as “bubble baby disease,” which causes her to be allergic to practically everything.