Beyoncé has officially called it quits on Clint Eastwood‘s remake of the classic film, A Star Is Born.
Bey released a statement explaining that she dropped out of the project due to her busy schedule. “I was looking forward to the production of and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood,” she told E! News
. “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.”
Reports flowed that Bey had gotten the role back in January 2011, but production was eventually pushed back when she became pregnant with Blue Ivy later on that year. Now sources say that, with Beyoncé out, Grammy-winning jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding is now being considered for the role. However, no decision for the role is going to be made until a male lead has signed on. Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Hamm have all been rumored to join the film, but no one knows who will take on what roles.
The film follows the love story of a talented young woman who falls for a falling star. There have already been three other versions of the movie, including the 1937 original film with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, a 1954 version with Judy Garland and James Mason and a 1976 remake with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
Have to say, I’m a tad bit disappointed to hear this news. I’ve been wanting this movie to be out for a while now, and to hear that Beyoncé has dropped out is a little disappointing. But, being the true fan that I am, I’ll try to be understanding and what not. However, I expect a new single or something out ASAP Miss Knowles!
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