Report: Beyonce out of 'A Star is Born'
October 10th, 2012
11:04 AM ET

Report: Beyonce out of 'A Star is Born'

For those who were amped to see Beyonce tackle the lead in a remake of "A Star is Born," unfortunately it looks like that role has fallen through.

Trade publication Variety cites sources who say that Beyonce's schedule is already hectic, and the lack of a definitive start date is taking a toll on her ability to coordinate other projects.

The "Star is Born" remake was first announced in January 2011, with Beyonce signing on for the role of the young starlet, as previously portrayed by Barbra Streisand.

Clint Eastwood is serving as director, and screenwriter Will Fetters ("The Lucky One") has been charged with the remake's script. But the lead male role, that of an aging actor, has yet to be filled.

Production was initially stalled because of Beyonce's pregnancy, and Variety reports that Eastwood took advantage of the break to work on September's "Trouble with the Curve."

Now that Eastwood's missing both a female and a male lead, the latter role looks to be the higher priority. Variety notes that Eastwood has his eye on Grammy winning musician Esperanza Spalding, but an offer won't go out to any new actresses until the male lead is a done deal.

Director Eastwood is said to have chatted up a number of actors for that part, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper, with Cooper rumored to be the stronger possibility.

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • movies

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  1. shirley

    you are my favorite singer

    October 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jorge

    I agree with Beyonce, can see her as a smokin' hot redbone with life issues and a spine-tingling soul voice in Cadillac Records, but not as a Carol-King wannabe shacking up with a Kurt Cobain clone.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    So she delayed production of the movie while she was pregnant, then backed out? Seems Clint could have a breach of contract suit against her. I'd settle out of court (wink wink)

    October 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Garry

    Can they not leave good enough alone already..They have made black remakes of almost everything and most have bombed! Besdies, Beyonce is and was not a good choice for the role....

    October 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sara

    Good, I can't stand her! She is highly over-rated as is her husband and kid. And no, she is not that attractive. She's pretty when a stylist gets their hands on her but she should never have been named most beautiful.

    October 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Marianna

    Looks like Hollywood has officially run fresh out of ideas!

    October 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LW

    That movie has been remade three times. Why is Hollywood still redoing it? I don't see how even the great Clint Eastwood can breath anymore life in to it.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard Starkey

      I think they may be doing an African American version now.

      October 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |

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