Is Lady Gaga reuniting with her A Star Is Born co-star Bradley Cooper for a Cleopatra biopic? That’s the claim in one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we’ve learned the truth.
Earlier this month, Gossip Cop debunked an OK! story about Gaga battling Angelina Jolie for the lead role in a movie about the famous Egyptian queen. The story was based on claims from an unidentified “insider,” but the singer’s rep told us on the record that it was made-up. Unfortunately, the magazine’s sister publication, Star, is keeping the phony narrative going.
The outlet claims Gaga plans to ensure she nabs the lead role by getting Cooper on board the project. A so-called “studio source” tells the magazine, “Gaga and Bradley have crazy chemistry. She loved working with him and wants him to play the Egyptian queen’s legendary Roman lover, Mark Antony.” The seemingly nonexistent insider adds, “It’s the most romantic love story in history, and the pairing would guarantee a blockbuster.”
The magazine’s latest article about the proposed Cleopatra biopic is completely untrue. Gossip Cop once again checked in with Gaga’s spokesperson, who confirms she’s still not attached to the project. As we previously noted, Gaga launched her Las Vegas residency last month. The show runs until November, making it very unlikely she’s actively pursuing the Cleopatra movie. The singer simply doesn’t have time to shoot a major historical epic anytime soon.
Meanwhile, Cooper is currently in pre-production on a biopic about composer Leonard Bernstein. The actor will both direct and star in the film, so his schedule is also packed for the time being. It’s also worth noting, not a single Hollywood trade publication has reported that Gaga or Cooper are involved in a Cleopatra movie. The last piece of news on the Cleopatra biopic came in December 2017 when screenwriter David Scarpa spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about working on the script. There haven’t been any updates since.
Additionally, Star has a habit of publishing fiction about the Star Is Born co-stars. Last week, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming Gaga was stealing Cooper from his girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Shortly before that, the outlet made up a story about Gaga tattooing Cooper’s name on her body. The tabloid has no insight into the pair’s friendship or their career plans. The duo have no plans to team up on a Cleopatra biopic, and the claim otherwise simply isn’t true.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.