Clint Eastwood To Direct Beyonce Knowles In A Star Is Born

Posted by January 20, 2011 Comment

Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. Judy Garland and James Mason. Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Beyonce Knowles and… Robert Downey Jr.? Eddie Murphy? Jon Hamm?

A Star is Born is getting yet another iteration, this time courtesy of director Clint Eastwood. According to Deadline, Beyonce Knowles has won the lead role, previously known as Esther Blodget twice and Esther Hoffman the third time around. As for the male lead, Ms. Nikki Finke suggests P. Diddy, Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Jon Hamm or “any white guy imaginable”.

So I’m imaginging Michael Richards, just for fun. Now it’s Bernard Manning. I don’t think it should matter that he’s dead.

The producers this time around are to be Billy Gerber and Jon Peters, previously responsible for the Streisand do-over. The new script has been written by Will Fetters, co-author of the Robert Pattinson melodrama Remember Me.

I don’t particularly want a remake of A Star is Born, but I quite actively reject one that teams Clint Eastwood and Beyonce Knowles. Well, until I see something to convince me otherwise.

Here’s the trailer for George Cukor’s superior version, starring Judy Garland.

(Last Updated January 20, 2011 6:25 pm )