Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born

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She's obviously established herself as a huge force in entertainment, but shedding that name seems like a major bid for legitimacy. Additional crew include director of photography Matty Libatique (Oscar-nominated for his work on Black Swan), production designer Karen Murphy (The Great Gatsby), costume designer Erin Benach (Drive), and three-time Academy Award-nominated editor Jay Cassidy (American Hustle).

Gaga and her team put out an open call for extras to be concertgoers in scenes filmed on the Coachella stages in the days after her headlining show there.

On John Wayne, one of her most country-driven songs in which she admits an attraction to rugged masculinity, Gaga paradoxically sang astride a human pyramid of her sweaty, topless and ethnically diverse crew of male dancers.

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Participants must be at least 18 years of age and admission to the filming costs $10, with all proceeds going to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.

A Star Is Born follows an aspiring actress (Gaga) who is helped along the way by an aging musician (Cooper) whose career is on the outs. But as Ally's stardom begins to eclipse Jackson Maine's (Cooper), the struggling artist must come to terms with the fact that his spotlight might be dimming.

Cooper co-stars with Gaga in A Star is Born, which is the third official remake of the 1937 melodrama, in which a young star on the rise falls in love with an aging veteran on the descent, and tensions ensue. It has been remade two other times before, once in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason and again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. According to Deadline.com, Cooper will play the ageing rocker, while Sam Elliot has also signed on to portray the manager of Gaga and Cooper's characters. A rep for the singer confirms to ABC Radio that the song is a stand-alone single and isn't from A Star Is Born, or some previously-unknown upcoming album.

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