America based animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) made an announcement about honouring Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper for casting his own dog, Charlie, in his latest film 'A Star Is Born'. As per reports, PETA created an inaugural prize called 'Compassion in Film Award' to honour Cooper, who is the co-writer, director and main lead of 'A Star Is Born'. The organization also praised the actor's decision of choosing to feature his own dog instead of the ones supplied by one of Hollywood's animal exhibitors.
As per reports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, last year cited one of the exhibitors for violations of the country's Animal Welfare Act. ANI quoted PETA's senior vice-president Lisa Lange in a statement saying that Charlie, the "happy, adorable, and much-loved dog steals the spotlight". Stating Cooper as an example, the organisation asked other celebrities to similarly chose for their pets instead of the ones supplied by one of Hollywood's animal exhibitors. Cooper's dog Charlie is reportedly very close to the actor. He is named after the 'Hangover' star's father who passed away in 2011.
Meanwhile, Cooper's upcoming musical romance drama 'A Star Is Born' marks his directorial debut. The film is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name. It narrates the story of Jackson Maine who discovers and falls in love with a struggling singer Ally who almost gave up on her dreams to become a renowned singer when Jackson comes in her life and changes her mind. However, as Ally starts achieving success in her professional life, her love-life with Jackson is affected by it. Besides Cooper, the film also stars Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott in the lead roles.
'A Star Is Born' premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018. However, it has marked its official release in the United States on October 5, 2018. Produced under the banner of Warner Bros. Pictures the film is widely lauded by the critics for the performance of the lead pair- Cooper and Gaga. It has also received critical acclaim for direction, the cinematography, and the music.
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