Who saw this coming? Director Clint Eastwood has signed on to direct the umpteenth remake of A Star is Born for the big screen and guess who’ll play the lead? Beyonce Knowles! The Grammy winner and former Dreamgirl has snagged the part that’s been previously played by Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, and Janet Gaynor.
Ever since it was announced that a new version of the film was on the horizon, Beyonce’s name has been attached to it, and according to Deadline she’s landed the part. Eastwood will both direct and produce the film that will feature a screenplay from Will Fetters. No male lead has been cast at this time. The previous actors to play that role include Fredric March, James Mason, and Kris Kristofferson.
The basic story 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. Does Eastwood have what it takes to make this movie happen? We know he likes to have multiple irons in the fire but who the heck saw this one coming?!
Does Beyonce have to star in everything music related? Granted she appeared in Obsessed, which was a dramatic thriller but other than that all of her performances have been related to music in some way. Even though we don’t agree with her casting, we are interested in seeing who they’ll get to play her husband. We think her and Hugh Jackman should just go for it.
What do you think of Beyonce and Eastwood teaming up for a musical? Nay or yay?