There’s been a lot of problems getting a new remake of A Star Is Born off the ground, but when Clint Eastwood took over as director, it seemed things would finally slot into place. Then Beyonce, who’s long been attached to the starring role, fell pregnant and things were delayed again.
Now that Beyonce has given birth, Clint is once more trying to put things together, with Variety reporting that the director is eyeing Tom Cruise to star in the musical project. It is said that Cruise is showing some interest in role, at least partly because it would give him a chance to work with Clint Eastwood. If he does sign on, Tom will play an aging, alcoholic musician who falls for a young singer (Beyonce) as he tries to make her famous, with her star rising as his declines. Actors such as Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Hugh Jackman were once considered for the part, but have since moved on.
No official talks between Cruise and Warner Bros have taken place as yet, and a lot will depend of scheduling. At the moment, Cruise is due to start shooting Horizons next week, and then moves to We Mortals Are directly after that, so fitting in A Star Is Born may be difficult.