It’s musical chairs in Hollywood as when Bradley Cooper initially attached himself to American Sniper he was considering it as his directorial debut, however he ended up passing the reins to Clint Eastwood. However he now taken on one of Clint’s cast-offs, as Deadline reports he’s set to direct a remake of A Star Is Born.
Clint was planning to make the movie a couple of years ago, but his star, Beyoncé, got pregnant, and after that they were never quite able to pull it all together. Cooper is said to still want Beyoncé in the starring role as a young woman with dreams of a singing career who meets a famous actor. However as her career rises, his self-destructs thanks to his alcoholism.
Cooper plans to play the actor himself.
This will be the fourth movie version of the story following the 1937 original, the classic Judy Garland 1954 version and Barbra Streisand’s 1976 take on the tale. It’s not clear when Cooper plans to shoot the film.