Lady Gaga to star in 'A Star Is Born' remake

Mother Monster is set to take her gay icon status to new heights after she announced that she'll be taking on the leading role in "A Star Is Born" - a role previously performed by both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. After several years in the musical wilderness (we won't mention the jazz album if you won't), has she got her sights set on an Oscar? https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/765702783710396416 Gaga's proved that she's an acting force to be reckoned with after snatching the Best Actress in a Limited Series, Series, or Motion Picture award at this year's Golden Globes, for her role as the countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. And with no fewer than six Grammys under her belt, A Star Is Born is pretty much perfect for the multi-talented performer. Beyoncé was initially in talks to take on the leading part of Esther, but eventually pulled out. According to rumours, she may have backed out over money disputes. But it could also have something to do with the world tour she's currently on clashing with filming, which begins early next year, according to Empire. The original A Star Is Born came out way back in 1937, before it was rebooted in 1954 and lead by the legendary Judy Garland (who could forget her heartbreaking rendition of The Man That Got Away?). The film's last remake was in 1976, starring Barbra Streisand. Those are some pretty big boots to fill. But if anyone can, it's Gaga. Meanwhile Gaga is preparing to make her big musical comeback too - with smash-hit producer Mark Ronson recently claiming that her new material was "incredible". More stories: 11 of the most adorable pictures from National Gay Uncles Day Team GB’s Tom Bosworth proposes to boyfirned at Rio Olympics