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Unbelievable News of the Day: Clint Eastwood to direct Beyonce in A Star Is Born

01.20.2011

Just so you know, I did not make this up and it is not a joke. This is a true story.

Warner Bros. has nabbed Clint Eastwood to produce and direct the remake of a remake of a remake A STAR IS BORN with Beyoncé. Will Fetters (REMEMBER ME) wrote the script for the film.

The last version of the film was released back in 1976 and starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The premise is always the same, some big male star helps an up and coming female even though he is a drunken has-been loser. The version Beyonce stars in will most likely be modeled after the '76 version. That's my guess anyway since that's her strong point Plus, Jon Peters who produced on that very version will co-produce on this remake.

There is no male lead cast as of yet. The project has been set-up with Warner Bros. for awhile now and it was thought that Will Smith would be the one to join Beyoncé. The male role could go to anyone. Why not being back Kris Kristofferson? Just kidding. Maybe.

At one point, Nick Cassavetes was going to direct. Now they have Eastwood. My mind is baffled and this information has caused my head to explode.

Maybe you guys will have something insightful and kind to say about it.

Extra Tidbit: Beyoncé' seems nice and everyone knows that Eastwood is one of the all time greatest badasses. But this news makes me feel like this.
Source: Deadline

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1:43PM on 01/22/2011
That fucking panda cracked me up.
That fucking panda cracked me up.
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7:59PM on 01/21/2011

BLEH

Her obsession with getting an Oscar is bewildering. It's almost laughable.
Her obsession with getting an Oscar is bewildering. It's almost laughable.
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7:20PM on 01/21/2011
I'd hit that...
I'd hit that...
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6:37PM on 01/21/2011
Very weird/shocking news indeed, but I'll definitely give this a chance, just to see Clint do his thaanngg.... And as for the male lead, if not Kris Kristofferson, then I'd say the best bet would be of course, Jeff Bridges :)
Very weird/shocking news indeed, but I'll definitely give this a chance, just to see Clint do his thaanngg.... And as for the male lead, if not Kris Kristofferson, then I'd say the best bet would be of course, Jeff Bridges :)
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12:13PM on 01/21/2011
all cool
all cool
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9:51AM on 01/21/2011
Clint Eastwood could make Space Chimps 3. I'll see it. I don't care. I love Clint Eastwood.

When I'm in my 80s I hope and pray I get to give direction to sexy bitches all day.
Clint Eastwood could make Space Chimps 3. I'll see it. I don't care. I love Clint Eastwood.

When I'm in my 80s I hope and pray I get to give direction to sexy bitches all day.
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8:37AM on 01/21/2011
fuckin beyonce. i bet he is doing this as a joke. or he is getting senile.
fuckin beyonce. i bet he is doing this as a joke. or he is getting senile.
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8:18AM on 01/21/2011
Since Eastwood is a superb actor and director of our time, whatever project he has, I have faith in his movie. This news baffled me a bit though.
Since Eastwood is a superb actor and director of our time, whatever project he has, I have faith in his movie. This news baffled me a bit though.
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7:13AM on 01/21/2011

Niki, your typos are starting to get distracting...

...don't get my wrong. Love your stuff, but "being back Kris.." and "world will 2012" in the same day. One too many cups of java? :)

Anyway, on the story...I'm not a big Streisand fan, and this movie is one of her best known. I'm glad to see THIS remade at least.
...don't get my wrong. Love your stuff, but "being back Kris.." and "world will 2012" in the same day. One too many cups of java? :)

Anyway, on the story...I'm not a big Streisand fan, and this movie is one of her best known. I'm glad to see THIS remade at least.
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5:03AM on 01/21/2011
Clint Eastwood has the right to do what the fuck he wants,not the sort of film I want to see but I guess the world doesn't revolve around me, others should realise that as well.Respect the Legend.
Clint Eastwood has the right to do what the fuck he wants,not the sort of film I want to see but I guess the world doesn't revolve around me, others should realise that as well.Respect the Legend.
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1:08AM on 01/21/2011
What? For some reason, I think that Nic Cage is going to sign on for the male lead.

Can't believe Eastwood is wasting his time on this. Maybe there is something about the script that is actually worthwhile? Just doesn't make sense.
What? For some reason, I think that Nic Cage is going to sign on for the male lead.

Can't believe Eastwood is wasting his time on this. Maybe there is something about the script that is actually worthwhile? Just doesn't make sense.
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2:05AM on 01/21/2011
Whoa, a red post. I must say I'm a bit shocked.
Whoa, a red post. I must say I'm a bit shocked.
12:29AM on 01/21/2011
Well, it had to happen. Eastwood had almost a perfect track record for almost 10 years, since Mystic River. Of course, he had lesser title, but they better than most movies he did in the late 90's. This might ruin everything, but I trust the man.
Well, it had to happen. Eastwood had almost a perfect track record for almost 10 years, since Mystic River. Of course, he had lesser title, but they better than most movies he did in the late 90's. This might ruin everything, but I trust the man.
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12:07AM on 01/21/2011
I don't really have anything to say, but that's a butt.
I don't really have anything to say, but that's a butt.
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11:53PM on 01/20/2011
Come on Clint! U don't have enough years left in ya to be dinkin' around with crap projects. Beyonce? U gotta be kidding? or is this abt U wanting to "hit" that big Aaaaaaaa she got?
Come on Clint! U don't have enough years left in ya to be dinkin' around with crap projects. Beyonce? U gotta be kidding? or is this abt U wanting to "hit" that big Aaaaaaaa she got?
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11:32PM on 01/20/2011
Lol. This is literally a laughably bad idea. Wtf is Eastwood doing?

No offense to Eastwood fans cause I think he's easily one of the best directors in the world, but I really feel like anyone who says they're genuinely excited for this as his next project is kinda lying to themselves.

Who knows. Maybe it'll be insanely awesome somehow. Probably not though.
Lol. This is literally a laughably bad idea. Wtf is Eastwood doing?

No offense to Eastwood fans cause I think he's easily one of the best directors in the world, but I really feel like anyone who says they're genuinely excited for this as his next project is kinda lying to themselves.

Who knows. Maybe it'll be insanely awesome somehow. Probably not though.
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10:49PM on 01/20/2011
I used to think I'd follow Clint Eastwood into the bowels of Hell. Scratch that, I STILL would because he's Clint Eastwood...but this is NOT something I think I'll be checking out. And not because it'll suck. It might be a genuinely good movie, but while the story has been done, so has the movie. If I wanna see A Star is Born I'll watch one of the earlier versions just to get a feel for what the issues are. Beyonce is alright as far as I'm concerned, but I don't need to see her in this kind of
I used to think I'd follow Clint Eastwood into the bowels of Hell. Scratch that, I STILL would because he's Clint Eastwood...but this is NOT something I think I'll be checking out. And not because it'll suck. It might be a genuinely good movie, but while the story has been done, so has the movie. If I wanna see A Star is Born I'll watch one of the earlier versions just to get a feel for what the issues are. Beyonce is alright as far as I'm concerned, but I don't need to see her in this kind of movie.
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9:12PM on 01/20/2011

Bah!

Way to stretch those "acting muscles", Beyonce. Playing another singer in a movie. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn...
Way to stretch those "acting muscles", Beyonce. Playing another singer in a movie. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaawn...
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8:58PM on 01/20/2011
was Willow Smith busy?
was Willow Smith busy?
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8:45PM on 01/20/2011
Ditch Beyonce and go with Jennifer Hudson. Much better actress and still has a powerful voice.

I dunno. Maybe Eastwood is such a good director he can bring a good performance out of her. Pair her with a really good Male lead (like Denzel or something) and maybe it will work.
Ditch Beyonce and go with Jennifer Hudson. Much better actress and still has a powerful voice.

I dunno. Maybe Eastwood is such a good director he can bring a good performance out of her. Pair her with a really good Male lead (like Denzel or something) and maybe it will work.
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8:29PM on 01/20/2011
I wish Clint would make a movie I'd want to see cuz he's one helluva director
I wish Clint would make a movie I'd want to see cuz he's one helluva director
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8:24PM on 01/20/2011

Appropriate Next Project

Eastwood's A Star is Born is not too weird of a project. Eastwood does experiment: Unforgiven, Hereafter, Bridges of Madison County, and Grand Torino. He composes such as for Mystic River. And, he has a career-long interest in music: Paint Your Wagons, Bird, Play Misty for Me, Every Which Way but Loose, and Honkeytonk Man. Mr. Eastwood has occasionally explored an existing part of his image or past work. This A Star is Born project fits that pattern.
Although, to be honest, I shall skip this
Eastwood's A Star is Born is not too weird of a project. Eastwood does experiment: Unforgiven, Hereafter, Bridges of Madison County, and Grand Torino. He composes such as for Mystic River. And, he has a career-long interest in music: Paint Your Wagons, Bird, Play Misty for Me, Every Which Way but Loose, and Honkeytonk Man. Mr. Eastwood has occasionally explored an existing part of his image or past work. This A Star is Born project fits that pattern.
Although, to be honest, I shall skip this film probably. Because. . . . But, it should be a great movie.
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8:18PM on 01/20/2011

Get it in Clint

Clint either wants to stare at Beyonce all day for a long time or he actually believes in the project, either way I won't hate on this man.
Clint either wants to stare at Beyonce all day for a long time or he actually believes in the project, either way I won't hate on this man.
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8:17PM on 01/20/2011
Surprising news...yes. But definitely not the worst news of the day. I'd say that award goes to the Will Smith remake of "Annie." I at least have some faith that Eastwood could make an alright movie out of this.
Surprising news...yes. But definitely not the worst news of the day. I'd say that award goes to the Will Smith remake of "Annie." I at least have some faith that Eastwood could make an alright movie out of this.
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