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Dave Chappelle joins Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born remake

Dave Chappelle

Story by Jack Foley

DAVE Chappelle has joined the cast of Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star is Born.

The comedian will pay a character named Noodles, who is described as Cooper’s oldest friend and someone he started playing in blues clubs with.

Cooper, who is playing one of the two leads alongside Lady Gaga, is also making his directorial debut with the film, which is based on the 1937 film starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.

The story follows a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Aside from the 1937 version, A Star Is Born has also been re-made a further twice: in 1954, with Judy Garland and James Mason starring, and again in 1976, with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson headlining.

Andrew Dice Clay and Sam Elliott are also among the ensemble cast of Cooper’s version, which is currently in production.

Chappelle’s was most recently seen on the big screen in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq. He also has three new stand-up comedy specials coming to Netflix, which will mark his first concert specials in 12 years.

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