By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 27, 2011 at 8:34AM
If the news that Beyoncé was going to star in a remake of A Star Is Born, directed by Clint Eastwood, didn't get you excited for the project, then maybe this will... then again, maybe not :)
From Nikke Finke at Deadline: "I hear Clint Eastwood is using his time with Leonardo DiCaprio on the J Edgar Hoover biopic to discuss the director's new Warner Bros project A Star Is Born. Clint is hoping to team Leo with Beyoncé, who's already set for the musical."
Finke also says that there's also been talk of pairing Beyoncé with... with... with... Will Smith! We know that probably wouldn't happen. Can't have two black leads in the same film right? Will has said so himself! It'll automatically be branded with that oh-so dreaded label that kills box office returns - "black cinema."
This really is an interesting pairing of director (Eastwood) and actor (Beyonce). I have no idea what to expect from this. I'm not a fan of Beyonce's acting (although she's one hell of a performer); and I prefer Eastwood the actor to Eastwood the director. So, from my POV, this may not end very well. Add DiCaprio to the mix, whom I actually like, and it's even more of a puzzle to me. Will Smith? I dunno...
But we'll certainly see won't we...