Clint Eastwood’s going to have to find another dream girl.
Beyoncé confirmed that she will no longer be starring in the latest remake of A Star Is Born being directed by the recently controversial two-time Oscar winner.
“I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood,” the Grammy winner said in 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.”
Not that anyone’s blaming the great chair talk of 2012 for Beyoncé’s exit or anything.
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It would seem it’s now back to square one in the casting department. Though Bradley Cooper’s name came up as a possibility to play the declining star opposite Beyoncé’s rising ingenue, he was never actually attached to the project.
“We’ve talked to several people, and we probably won’t address that one till next year,” Eastwood himself told us at the premiere of his latest film, Trouble With the Curve. “Early next year.”
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Apparently aware that their schedules weren’t quite coordinating, the filmmaker also noted that Beyoncé was “great,” but he wasn’t yet sure if she would be available.
Eastwood’s would be the fourth version of A Star Is Born: Janet Gaynor and Fredric March starred in the 1937 original, Judy Garland and James Mason toplined the 1954 remake, and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson memorably updated the drama in 1976.