We don’t know what’s worse, the fact that another remake of A Star is Born is in the works or that Gerard Butler might play the lead. According to a report in the LA Times, the long developing project has been rumored to have Russell Crowe as its headliner but the role might be given to Butler instead.
The basic premise of the film centers on a young naive ingenue who falls in love with an established male star, but while her career rises his begins to decline. Months ago, Crowe was rumored to takeover the male role that’s been previously played by Fredric March, James Mason, and Kris Kristofferson but no offer is on the table. And after the disappointing performance of Robin Hood last week, it doesn’t look like he’ll get one.
Butler has popped up as a candidate for the part and is no stranger to musicals. He appeared in the 2004 adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera opposite Emmy Rossum and Patrick Wilson. But the actor’s breakthrough role was in Warner Bros’ 300 and it looks like the studio might use A Star is Born to give his career a much needed boost.
If he lands the role he could star opposite Beyonce Knowles who’s been named as the front-runner to play the female lead. Honestly after The Ugly Truth and Bounty Hunter anything is better for Butler’s career right now.
Do you think Butler is a good choice for the part or would you prefer Crowe?