Beyonce exits movie role, drops Clint Eastwood’s ‘A Star is Born’ remakeBy Angel Cuala on Oct 11, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies •
Updated: October 18, 2012 12:10 a.m.
Singer Beyoncé Knowles exits a movie project, a lead role in the Clint Eastwood‘s ‘A Star is Born‘ remake, a year after the plan of the film remake was announced. The filming of the movie was earlier delayed when the ‘Single Ladies’ singer got pregnant and eventually gave birth to her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
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According to E! News on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Beyonce confirmed that she will not pursue her movie project with Clint Eastwood, who is being set to direct the fourth ‘A Star is Born‘ film, a story about a singing female superstar who falls for a fading singer. Barbara Streisand starred in the third remake back in 1976.
“I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood. For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.” Beyonce was quoted telling to E! News.
As noted in the report, this upcoming ‘A Star is Born’ remake still has no male lead actor, but there are rumors that among those being considered to play the role of Norman, which was portrayed by singer Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 version, include Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, and Johnny Depp.
Meanwhile, Variety reported that studio insiders said Clint Eastwood is now considering jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding for the female lead role, noting that the male lead actor will be filled in first, before a negotiation with the female lead actress be made.
The original ‘A Star is Born‘ movie was released in 1937, starred by Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, directed by William A. Wellman. The first remake was released in 1954, with Judy Garland and James Mason as the lead stars, which was directed by George Cukor.
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