You might remember, a few years ago, that there were plans to do yet another remake of the classic “A Star is Born,” starring Beyonce, and to be directed by Clint Eastwood.
Well that project seemingly faded away, like so many other big film projects announced with a lot of hype that never get made, and both Beyonce and Eastwood went on to do other things.
Well it turns out that this “A Star is Born” project never really died, and just into went into hibernation, since the New York Post is reporting the the remake is back on track, with Beyonce still attached, but this time with Bradley Cooper, not only co-starring, but also making his feature film directing debut on the film as well.
The remake is technically the third version of the film to be made; the first “A Star Is Born” was released in 1937; then, most famously, in 1954, directed by George Cukor, with Judy Garland and James Mason; and then again in 1976 with Barbara Streisand and Kris Krisofferson, which was critically-panned at the time, but was the second highest grossing film that year. The latest actually would be the fourth remake of the same story; the very first being the film, “What Price Hollywood?” released in 1932, also directed by Cukor.
The plot centers on the tragic evolving relationship between two performers – one an older, self-destructive alcoholic whose career is fading, and a young, promising entertainer, whose career is rising.
You will have to wait a while if you’re interested in the Beyonce/Cooper remake, since production is scheduled to start in late 2016 or early 2017.
According to the Post article (no doubt hoping to reassure fans), Beyonce “has been taking acting lessons” to prepare for the role.
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