A Star Is Born star and director Bradley Cooper reportedly had someone else in mind for the film’s male lead of Jackson Maine, which he played himself. Cooper told Variety that he initially considered someone else for the role opposite Lady Gaga, but did not name the person, only adding, “(The studio) wouldn’t make the movie with him.”
Quoting an unnamed source with knowledge of the talks, the article claimed that Cooper met with Jack White, although it’s unclear whether Cooper and White reportedly met about the role of Maine, or for another job on the film, such as music consultant. A spokesperson for White had no comment on the report.
White is currently on the road behind his third solo album, Boarding House Reach, and next plays in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday night (November 14th).
Above is Jack White playing Elvis in Walk Hard.