I’m sure this bit of news didn’t make Clint Eastwood’s day. According to Variety.com, Beyonce has bailed on the remake of A Star Is Born, being directed by Eastwood. The publication cites that scheduling difficulties and the lack of a confirmed start date as the reasons why the “Irreplaceable” singer dropped out. Given that the remake was pushed back to accommodate Bey’s
fake “pregnancy“, I”m sure Eastwood is none to happy about losing his leading lady.
Mrs. Jay-Z was to play a rising star who falls in love with an aging alcoholic rocker on his way down. Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and Janet Gaynor have all played the female lead in various versions of A Star is Born. With no new lading lady attached, Eastwood is reportedly trying to lock down a male lead before looking for Beyonce’s replacement. That said, rumor has it that he has his eye on a certain female singer as a possible option. Find out who below.
According to Variety.com, Eastwood is interested in jazz singer Esperanza Spalding. The 27-year-old shot to stardom when she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards in 2011. The Portland native became the first jazz artist to win the prestigious award.
You know what? I’m not totally hating the idea of Spalding stepping in. Instead of going the expected route of trying to find a huge pop artist, I appreciate Eastwood for thinking out of the box. As mentioned earlier though, no discussions or offers will be made with the female lead until a male lead is signed.
Who do you want to see as the male lead? Reports say Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Will Smith and most recently Bradley Cooper were mentioned as contenders. Cooper, though, has denied being approached. What do you think of Beyonce dropping out? Do you think Esperanza Spalding is a good option to fill the female lead? Does the world need another A Star is Born remake? Sound off below.