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Beyonce Knowles Drops Out Of 'A Star Is Born' Remake; Esperanza Spalding May Replace

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 9, 2012 at 7:16PM

This will likely be music to the ears of many of you, if your reactions to the news that she was to star in Clint Eastwood's remake, are any indication.
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This will likely be music to the ears of many of you, if your reactions to the news that she was to star in Clint Eastwood's remake, are any indication.

Variety is reporting that Beyonce has dropped out of Eastwood's A Star Is Born remake, citing a jam-packed schedule; and jazz singer Esperanza Spalding is apparently Eastwood's next choice for the role.

Warner Bros. had no comment, with the project still searching for its male lead, in what has been a casting carousel that's gone one for some time - Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp and, most recently, Bradley Cooper.

Jon Peters, Bill Gerber and Basil Iwanyk are producing the remake, with Will Fetters penning the most recent script.

Production was initially pushed back due to Beyonce's pregnancy; it looks like it'll continue to remain in limbo, now that she's off the project for good - until a replacement is locked (whether Spaulding or someone else), and the male lead is solidified.

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