Cooper is currently performing in a stage play of The Elephant Man, which is heading to London in the summer. The idea is that once he is done with that he can get to work on the script for this written by Will Fetters.
A Star is Born has been remade twice, with the first film, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredic March, being released in 1937. Judy Garland and James Mason appeared in the 1954 version, and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson both appeared in the 1976 film. While all three have been nominated for various Academy Awards, the 1954 remake is considered one of the best.