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Listen to Father John Misty's new song which was rejected by Bradley Cooper for 'A Star Is Born'


Father John Misty has performed his new song which he claimed was written to appear in Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-winning film A Star Is Born.

While performing at a sold out show in Minneapolis on Friday, Misty introduced his new song by saying: “I’m trying to remember my Star Is Born song” before his he added: “Now imagine I’m a time traveling Bradley Cooper” while his band played.

While the song drew to a close, Misty added: “Yeah, that would’ve sucked. I’ve seen that movie.”

“There’s really no place in that movie for that song. Unless he was bombing at Coachella or something.” 

Watch the clip below at the 1:20:00 mark:

While Misty’s song would have undoubtedly changed the dynamic of a scene in the film, Cooper’s decision to cast himself was the biggest turnaround.

Last year we reported that Cooper had initially approached White Stripes frontman Jack White about playing the lead role in his directional debut A Star Is Born. 

White, who previously took his talents to the big screen when he played Elvis Presley in musical parody Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, was forced to turn down Cooper’s approach because of scheduling.

The film, which stars himself and Lady Gaga, marks the directorial debut of four-time Oscarnominee Cooper and was given its out-of-competition world premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. Its success has been unparalleled and is expected to be heavily involved in the upcoming awards season. However, Cooper revealed in an interview with Variety that he had initially eyed up another person for the lead: “I saw this other person that I wanted to do this, who is an actual musician,” he said before adding: “But [the studio] wouldn’t make the movie with him.”

A source close to the publication also revealed that it was, in fact, White who was Cooper’s first choice. However, despite the scheduling conflict, the decision to move for the White Stripes man was vetoed by production executives.

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