Eastwood and Beyoncé remaking A Star Is Born

What is going on?! We knew that Hollywood was remake happy, but in 24 hours we’ve learnt of six of the strangest reboots ever pondered! Here’s another one…

According to Deadline, Clint Eastwood will direct and Beyoncé Knowles will star in a modern adaptation of the timeless tale A Star Is Born. Their take will be the fourth version of the film to hit cinema screens.

William A. Wellman’s A Star is Born debuted in 1937, and featured Janet Gaynor as a wide-eyed young actress, and Fredric March as an ageing celebrity who helps her become …. well, a star. The film was remade in 1954 by George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason in the leading roles. A third interpretation of the story arrived in Frank Pierson’s 1976 film, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Although no actor is yet attached to star opposite Knowles, we can assume the role will be one of the most sought-after in 2011. (But let’s face it – we all want to see Clint in this role, just to make this whole thing even more peculiar).

Although this project sounds – on the surface – batstuff insane (and it is), Eastwood is more adept at helming a musical than you might think. He previously directed the jazz biopic Bird, and has provided the score to many of his own movies, including Gran Torino.

The nitty gritty: The script comes from Will Fetters; Eastwood will produce; Warner Bros will release.

Discuss: Sooooooooooo yeah. What say you?

One Response to “Eastwood and Beyoncé remaking A Star Is Born”

  1. >Please please let it be Eastwood! I so want to see him a Beyonce together, I think it would be bizarre but brilliant.

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