Well, it was a fun thought while it lasted...
But, alas Beyonce has ultimately pushed past the opportunity to star in the latest remake of A Star is Born - which was to be directed by one certain chair-talking Clint Eastwood.
You'll remember that recently, Eastwood had quite a disasterous moment of crazy that actually stole the show at the Republican National Convention right from under their presidential nominee's nose. The RNC was not pleased that coming out of their convention, the only thing on the minds of the American People was, "What in the hell was that Clint Eastwood doing?"
But, no one is blaming his break from reality for Beyonce walking out, though. No, indeed Beyonce's camp is siting scheduling conflicts as the reason for her departure. In a statement to E! News, the Grammy winning Dreamgirl says:
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.Although, to be honest ... with Jay-Z and Beyonce throwing fundraisers for President Obama, such as the $40,000 per person fete at the 40/40 Club in September, I wouldn't blame her if she didn't want to be tied to an off-the-rails Conservative.
Unfortunately ... or perhaps, fortunately ... Beyonce is too much of a professional to let something like politics stand in her way of collaborating on a stellar project like A Star is Born.
Maybe I'm wrong. Please. Oh, please let me be wrong because I have to admit - in all honesty ... cards on the table - that secretly I wished she had just come out and said "I'm not making a movie with that crazy old fossil ... nope. NEXT!"
If only wishing made it so.
This remake was to 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.
In other news: Willard Mitt Romney, presidential nominee for the Republican Party, wants Gene Hackman to play him in a movie.
Why not Clint Eastwood?