Sorry, Film Fans: Beyonce has confirmed that she is no longer involved in the latest remake of A Star is Born, helmed by lensman Clint Eastwood.
In a move that could be political, the outspoken Obama supporter dropped out of her starring role in the movie musical shortly after Eastwood famously through his weight behind the Romney/Ryan ticket with a bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention last August. For her part, Beyonce blames scheduling conflicts for the ouster.
She told E! News Tuesday:
“For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together.”
Beyonce has appeared in box office offerings like Obsessed, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records and MTV’s made-for-TV hip-hopera Carmen. The singer/starlet certainly sounded excited on the chance to work with the legendary Eastwood in a May 2011 interview with Billboard magazine:
“It’s a dream come true; I’m still in shock that it’s really going to happen. Clint Eastwood is clearly the absolute best and I’m so honored and humbled. I was in no rush to do another movie unless it was the right film and I didn’t even want to touch A Star is Born unless it was with him. I actually learned that this project was in existence and kind of claimed it. I want to get to work right now!”
The new Star will be the fourth version of the story, the most famous of which starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976. Warner Bros. Studios enlisted Will Fetters to write the script for the film about an up-and-coming starlet, who becomes romantically involved with a well-known male star as their careers go in different directions.
Any suggestions on who should replace Bey?