SHE'S OUT: Beyonce Drops Out Of Clint Eastwood's "A Star Is Born"
Clint Eastwood's A Star Is Born remake is off to a shaky start....if it starts at all. For over a year now, Beyonce has been in talks to have one of the lead female roles (originally played by Barbara Streisand) in the flick. But Mrs. Knowles Carter has just taken her cards out the game.
Warner Brothers--the studio housing the flick--has yet to give a statement on why Beyonce pulled out of the movie. But sources say it's due to her heavily packed schedule for this year. And she would be stretching herself far too think taking on such a major role.
She's working on her new album, tending to her 10-month-old daughter, and has plenty of performances and another tour rumored to be lined up. No word on if Clint's vocal support for Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney (while Bey is hardcore supporting Obama) had anything to do with the decision. But plenty of folks believe it could.
Esperanza Spaulding is now in talks to fill the role, but there's also no male lead lined up. According to Variety:
Studio insiders said that with Knowles now off the project, there has been interest, at least from Eastwood's end, in jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding. Sources emphasized, though, that until the male lead is locked, no discussions or offers will be out to the female lead.
Eastwood has approached a number of top male stars about playing the fading star, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and, most recently, Bradley Cooper.
This would be the umpteenth remake of this film. So is it really necessary? Time will tell....