What the What? Dave Chappelle to Join Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born' Remake
Unexpected, but very cool.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chappelle will play a character named Noodles alongside Lady Gaga's Ally and Cooper's Jackson Maine. Cooper, who is directing the film, has worked with Warner Bros. to develop it for several years.
In A Star Is Born, established star Jackson mentors aspiring singer/actress Ally as she tries to make it big in Tinseltown. Along the way, the two begin a romantic relationship while battling their respective demons.
Noodles is Jackson's oldest friend and former musical colleague.
Recently, Chappelle has emerged back onto the scene after a long hiatus during which he made only sporadic appearances.
The actor/comedian last appeared in 2015's critically acclaimed Chi-Raq alongside a superstar cast including Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, and Samuel L. Jackson.
A Star Is Born is slated to enter theaters September 28, 2018.