In addition to directing the film, Cooper co-stars alongside Gaga. He plays a season musician named Jack Maine, who discovers and falls in love with a struggling musician named Ally (played by Gaga). “She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight,” reads a plot synopsis. “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,”
As previewed in the trailer, the film features original music which Gaga wrote with Cooper and a handful of other musicians, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, and Mark Ronson. All of the music is original and was recorded live.