For several years a remake of A Star Is Born has been in the works, which has been delayed and put back as various directors and male stars have come and gone, but the one constant has been that Beyonce would play the female lead. Indeed, producers stuck with her when she herself caused one of the delays, after she got pregnant.
However Beyonce has now dropped out of the movie, due to scheduling conflicts, according to Variety. Insiders say that Beyoncé Knowles’ schedule is too packed as it stands, and since the studio has not issued a production start date yet, she was forced to step away.
However the movie isn’t dead, as Clint Eastwood is still attached to direct from a screenplay by Will Fetters. The director has recently shown interest in Bradley Cooper for the male lead, although no official offer has been issued yet. Actors such as Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith were previously approached to star, but no deals were ever made.
The itself, which has already been made three time by Hollywood, most famously with Judy Garland in 1954 and Barbra Streisand in 1976, is about a rising singer who falls for an aging, alcoholic artist.