Before Lady Gaga, These 10 Singers Were Almost Cast in A Star Is Born

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There has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming flick A Star Is Born recently. With a powerhouse cast that includes Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Halsey, how could there not be excitement? What you may not know, however, is that this big-screen remake has actually been in the works since 2002, so they’ve had a LOT of time to get it juuuuust right.

Now, nearly 16 years later, the film is finally hitting theaters on October 5. So, you may be wondering why it took so long to come out. It just so happens that there was an extremely long casting process in which many stars auditioned for both lead roles. That’s right! Ally wasn’t always meant to be played by the “Joanne” singer. In fact some of the other possibilities for the part may shock you. Scroll down to see who could have stared as the leading lady in this highly anticipated flick!