Beyonce’s pregnancy with Blue Ivy in 2011 halted her role in a third remake of “A Star Is Born,” when it was to be directed by Clint Eastwood. The project was dropped and Eastwood then went on to work on “Jersey Boys.”
Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros has greenlit the project back on with Beyonce as their first choice for the lead role once again. Actor Bradley Cooper has signed on to take on the film for his directorial debut, as well as co-producer.
The original 1937 film is about a movie star who helps an aspiring young actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. The original version starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March and earned eight Academy Award nominations.The first remake came out in 1954 and starred Judy Garland and James Mason while the second remake starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976.
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