Warner Bros. confirms that Clint Eastwood and Beyonce are in negotiations to remake the 1937 classic. Eastwood is in talks to direct, while Beyonce, who has been attached to the project for some time, would star.
This marks the biggest starring role to date for the former member of Destiny’s Child, who has also been part of an ensemble or turned in supporting performances in earlier films like Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and Obsessed. In this film, she would certainly be a brand name in a very juicy role.
“A Star is Born” the story of a talented, motivated starlet whose career alters thanks to the alcoholic, aging actor who falls in love with her – first shown in 1937 with Janet Gaynor in the lead role, was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and then again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand.
This is a real shock, and not just Hollywood but the rest of America should love it! A lovely score for Warner Bros getting the 4th version of A Star Is Born. True to his beliefs, Clint Eastwood will produce (as always through Malpaso) as well as direct the script by Will Fetters along with producers Billy Gerber and Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters (who made the renowned 3rd version of A Star Is Born with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson). Of course, Eastwood had a huge interest in music – he has directed Bird (1988), a biopic starring Forest Whitaker as jazz musician Charlie “Bird” Parker. He more recently has been doing all his own scores for his movies, including Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby and Changeling.
According to Deadline, the project has been hanging around for years, and producers are still in the process of casting a male lead. Early names being tossed around include Will Smith, Eddie Murphy and Jon Hamm?!
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