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Beyonce drops Clint Eastwood's A Star is Born

10.09.2012

I must say, I'm a little pleased hearing this news.

Not that I have a problem with Beyonce Knowles, I think she's probably a lovely human being. However, her "acting" is just too much for me. I often feel like she is trying too hard during a performance. Maybe it's the overachiever in her.

This all leads me to tell you that Beyonce has dropped the leading role in Clint Eastwood's remake of A STAR IS BORN. There is no official word on why, but sources say that the singer already has a busy schedule in front of her and without a set starting date scheduling became too difficult.

There is still no one for the male role either. Eastwood has asked several actors about the part including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and, most recently, Bradley Cooper. It's possible that Cooper will take the role, but right now he has to finish up THE HANGOVER PART III, and then moves on to David O. Russell's next film. So it might be awhile before anyone ever sees it.

I personally believe that if they don't get a solid male/female lead soon that the project will either end up in development hell or axed all together.

Eastwood is currently looking at jazz Grammy winner, Esperanza Spaulding. If you remember, Spaulding received death threats from a flock of 13-year olds after beating Justin Bieber in the "Best New Artist" category last year. Word has it that until a male lead is found, they will not be contacting anyone about the female leading role.

Source: Variety

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11:49PM on 10/09/2012
She's definitely an overachiever. This woman once said that her wish is to win an Oscar some day. What an airhead.
She's definitely an overachiever. This woman once said that her wish is to win an Oscar some day. What an airhead.
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10:50AM on 10/10/2012

This is great news

Beyonce is an outspoken, no holds barred Obama supporter, therefore this development comes as no surprise in the wake of Eastwood's much-hyped speech at the RNC. Beyonce has never had trouble maintaining a busy schedule before, and this project would most certainly have been at the top of any aspiring actress's list of priorities, but Ms. Knowles has obviously decided to forgo working with one of cinema's greats in order to show her solidarity with our failed president. Not altogether shocking,
Beyonce is an outspoken, no holds barred Obama supporter, therefore this development comes as no surprise in the wake of Eastwood's much-hyped speech at the RNC. Beyonce has never had trouble maintaining a busy schedule before, and this project would most certainly have been at the top of any aspiring actress's list of priorities, but Ms. Knowles has obviously decided to forgo working with one of cinema's greats in order to show her solidarity with our failed president. Not altogether shocking, as most of us are relieved she will no longer be staining this production with talentless acting, though her decision is very revealing.
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11:50PM on 10/09/2012
I'm still not really convinced we need a 'Star is Born' remake, I thought 'The Artist' approximated that just fine. But, it's Eastwood, and he knows what he's doing, and it could well be a good thing that Beyonce has left the project. I think her 'star power' may swallow up the whole production such that the whole deal with the film is that "Beyonce is in it", because star vehicles in that vein never really turn out well these days. Esperanza Spaulding would definitely be interesting, she sings
I'm still not really convinced we need a 'Star is Born' remake, I thought 'The Artist' approximated that just fine. But, it's Eastwood, and he knows what he's doing, and it could well be a good thing that Beyonce has left the project. I think her 'star power' may swallow up the whole production such that the whole deal with the film is that "Beyonce is in it", because star vehicles in that vein never really turn out well these days. Esperanza Spaulding would definitely be interesting, she sings great, but we'll have to see if she can act too.
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12:35AM on 10/10/2012
Beyonce and Leo had me interested, loosing both is a big hit to production. Bradley Cooper is no DiCaprio.
Beyonce and Leo had me interested, loosing both is a big hit to production. Bradley Cooper is no DiCaprio.
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12:50AM on 10/10/2012
but he could become one, given some great roles.
but he could become one, given some great roles.
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