Beyonce Officially Drops Out of 'A Star Is Born'
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
October 10, 2012
Beyonce just confirmed that she's dropping out of Clint Eastwood's A Star Is Born remake, citing both her and the director's busy schedules as the reason.
"I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood. 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," Beyonce said in a statement.
According to Variety, Eastwood now wants to cast Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding for the role as the young, up-and-coming performer who falls for an older star, though no male lead has been cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale and Johnny Depp have all been approached for the role but have seemingly turned it down, Rolling Stone reports.
Eastwood's film will be the fourth version of A Star Is Born, the most recent remake starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976.