Get a 1st look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born' trailer

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By Ethan Sacks

The first trailer for "A Star Is Born" debuted on Wednesday — and it's clear from the footage that the movie's title could just as easily refer to Bradley Cooper as a singer or to Lady Gaga as an actress.

The remake of the 1976 Barbra Streisand drama (itself a redo of a 1954 Judy Garland film) marks the directorial debut for Cooper, a four-time Oscar nominee in front of the camera. But just as importantly, it marks the first leading role in a major movie for Gaga, who steals the show in the two-minute, 18-second trailer.

In the movie, which opens Oct. 5, Cooper plays a country musician named Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls for a struggling singer named Ally (played by Gaga).

"Almost every single person has told me I like the way I sounded but they didn’t like the way I looked," Ally says in one scene.

"I think you’re beautiful," Jackson responds.

Cut to movie-goers across the country reaching for hankies.

A Star is Born (2018)
A Star is Born" stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook") and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.Neal Preston / Neal Preston / WB

"But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons," the movie's official synopsis warns.

In the first look, it's clear Gaga can channel Streisand, but also challenge herself. And the pop legend seemed as excited as her fans by the "A Star Is Born" trailer:

"A Star Is Born" features one heck of a back-up band of actors, including Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.

A STAR IS BORN, Barbra Streisand, on location at Arizona State University, March 20, 1976
Barbra Streisand, on location at Arizona State University filming 'A Star Is Born' in 1976Everett Collection

But the real stars of the movie may be Cooper and Gaga's voices on original songs, including ones written together and with artists Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson, that were recorded live during the production.

Cooper and Gaga certainly hit a high note — in every sense.

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