“A Star Is Born” Set To Open Tokyo Film Festival

By Creative Media Times

Warner Bros. Pictures

Bradley Cooper’s critically acclaimed directorial debut continues its successful world tour as the film is set to open the 2018 Tokyo International Film Festival, Variety is reporting.

The Warner Bros. film recently had its world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31 and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. In both locations, the film received high praise especially for its stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

The Tokyo Film Festival will run from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3 at venues around Tokyo, Japan, with
Japanese animated sci-fi kaiju film “Godzilla: The Planet Eater” closing the festival on November 3.

Interscope recently released the soundtrack details of the film, which includes new music from the film’s stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

The 34-track album also features songs by Lukas Nelson (of Promise of the Real), Jason Isbell, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. Two of the songs in the soundtrack, “Shallow” and “Maybe It’s Time”, have been featured in the film’s trailer.

Part of the film was shot last year during Coachella. Original songs were also composed for the film, some of which was teased in the trailer, including a snippet of “The Shallow” which was co-penned by Mark Ronson, Gaga’s collaborator in her Joanne album.

This marks the third remake of the original 1937 film: the first was in 1954 which starred Judy Garland and James Mason, then again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Warner Bros. is set to release “A Star Is Born” on Oct. 5.