Well if you are going to do a remake, why not change it up with stars like Willow Smith (in a remake of Annie) or Beyonce Knowles in A Star Is Born opposite someone along the lines of Will Smith, P Diddy, Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr or Jon Hamm (reports Deadline, vote your choice below).
It’s not so surprising that Clint Eastwood would produce and direct (after all he sang in Paint Your Wagon). The oft-told tale of a man in decline and a woman on the rise (Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson did it last, in 1976) is always relevant. Like Annie and every other gestating remakes, it could be hit or miss. Beyonce’s acting chops may be fuel for debate, but Eastwood is always capable of delivering a strong story in any genre. Below, videos of Streisand and Kristofferson singing “Evergreen” in A Star is Born, and Beyonce singing “The Way We Were” in honor of Streisand at the Kennedy Center.
Speaking of Streisand, she’s supposed to star in a remake of Gypsy as Mama Rose, but she isn’t directing herself, as she did with Yentl. Who has the chops to deliver this and handle La Streisand at the same time–no mean feat? Vote below.