Beyonce confirmed late last night that she would no longer be starring in the Clint Eastwood-helmed remake of A Star Is Born. “I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood,” she said a statement to 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.”
Back when Beyonce announced her pregnancy in 2011, Warner Bros. reportedly had to scrap plans to shoot the movie in February 2012. Now we’re wondering what turned the delay into a permanent cancellation of their collaboration. Here are a few wild guesses:
- Obama pal Bey didn’t feel comfortable working with Romney supporter Clint. Plus his RNC chair performance made her worry about his sanity.
- She heard Bradley Cooper wasn’t going to be in it after all, and is secretly crushing on him, like the rest of the world.
If you’re going to remake of a remake, you might as well use it as an opportunity to have Bradley Cooper and Beyonce smooch out onscreen. Are we right, or are we pervs? Clint Eastwood knows what we’re talking about! According to Variety, the Gran Torino director wants The Hangover II star as the male lead of the Bey-lead reboot of A Star Is Born. Cooper is apparently considering the role, by which we mean covering his iPhone with his hand and shrieking with glee until his agent finishes negotiating his salary.
The only thing we don’t quite understand is what age Bradley will be playing in the film. Apparently Eastwood is rebooting the original 1937 version of the movie (rather than Judy Garland‘s 1954 version or Barbra Streisand‘s 1976 take). The story will center around “an aging rocker who falls in love with a young, rising star.” Screenwriter Will Fetters allegedly based the male lead on an older Kurt Cobain, but if Beyonce is 30 and Bradley Cooper is 37….how are they going to pull this off without some laughable aging makeup? Of course, when it comes to Hollywood, isn’t there an entire generation of difference between the ages of 30 and 37? Hahaha, we have no idea what we’re talking about, but we’re all seeing this movie in theaters regardless. Let’s not pretend otherwise.
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While Beyoncé’s pregnancy might have made our hearts explode in a collective burst of multi-colored tuxedo jackets, it also means it might be awhile before we see Beyoncé in A Star Is Born, Clint Eastwood‘s musical remake the often-rebooted film from 1937. The most recent version of the movie would be the 1976 film starring Barbra Streisand, and wait a minute…not only is she currently growing a tiny adorable person inside herself, but we just realized that Beyoncé is the new Barbra. It’s only Monday, but we do not see how this week could get any better for this woman.
While Eastwood was allegedly hoping for a February 2012 start, the arrival of Baby Hova will likely push back filming, unless the movie’s screenwriters can come up with an explanation for why Bey’s character would be holding a laundry basket in every scene. Oh, maybe she works at a laundromat. That wasn’t that hard. The delay might work out for the best anyway, seeing as how Leo DiCaprio, Clint’s first pick for the male lead, is opting not to do the film. Other names that have been bantered around include Christian Bale and Will Smith. Personally, we’re going to go ahead and suggest Jay-Z for the role, and then just subtly tweak the movie’s premise into being one giant, star-studden episode of A Baby Story. We’d all be on-board with that, right?
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