A Star Is Born is set to be re-released with extra footage and a new song, it has been announced.
The film will return to cinemas for another run in the US, beginning on Friday (March 1). NME has contacted representatives for the film to clarify if it will also be re-released in the UK.
The extended version of the movie will feature previously unseen footage, including extended performances of songs like ‘Black Eyes’ and ‘Alibi’, and of Ally’s (Lady Gaga) a cappella performance of ‘Shallow’. There will also be additional footage of Ally singing ‘Is That Alright?’ to Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), the rock star singing ‘Too Far Gone’ in his studio, and the couple writing a new song called ‘Clover’.
Gaga picked up the award for Best Original Song at this weekend’s Oscars (February 24) for ‘Shallow’, alongside co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt. She and Cooper performed the track at the Hollywood ceremony, while she encouraged fans to fight for their dreams in her acceptance speech.
“I worked hard for a long time and it’s not about winning,” she said. “If you have a dream, fight for it. If there’s a discipline for passion and it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you keep on going and are brave.”
Meanwhile, Cooper recently revealed that he had retired the singing voice he used when playing Maine in the movie. Referencing a surprise performance during Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas residency, he said: “I watched the video back… and I just sort of look like this idiot from Philadelphia singing with Lady Gaga… but I was like, ‘Oh, Jackson’s gone.’”