It's no secret Lady Gaga falls into the more, er, theatrical camp of musicians. After all, this is the woman who turned red carpet and paparazzi dressing into a performance art. So it should come as no surprise that the singer is nearing a deal to star in the Warner Bros remake of A Star is Born - a role which was apparently first offered to Beyoncé.

Interestingly (or, oddly) enough, the remake falls under the helm of Bradley Cooper, who will make his directorial debut and also star in the film. According to Deadline, Cooper and Gaga have already screen tested together and she is on her way to inking a movie deal. According to this same report, Beyoncé was being considered for the lead role, but things didn't work out.

If all goes through, Gaga will take the lead role of an aspiring Hollywood ingénue and Braddey will play her alcoholic movie star mentor. A Star is Born was originally made in 1937, but has been remade several times since. The lead role has famously been played by Janet Gaynor (1937), Judy Garland (1954) and Barbara Streisand (1976) - so Gaga has some big shoes to fill. Although we're sure the Golden Globe she tearfully won for her work in Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Hotel should ease any performance anxiety, right?

A Star is Born? Lady Gaga’s new acting gig revealed