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Eastwood and Beyonce Team for A Star is Born; Vote for Her Co-Star and Streisand's Gypsy Director

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
January 21, 2011 5:29 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

Well if you are going to do a remake, why not change it up with stars like Willow Smith (in a remake of Annie) or Beyonce Knowles in A Star Is Born opposite someone along the lines of Will Smith, P Diddy, Jay-Z, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr or Jon Hamm (reports Deadline, vote your choice below).

It's not so surprising that Clint Eastwood would produce and direct (after all he sang in Paint Your Wagon). The oft-told tale of a man in decline and a woman on the rise (Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson did it last, in 1976) is always relevant. Like Annie and every other gestating remakes, it could be hit or miss. Beyonce's acting chops may be fuel for debate, but Eastwood is always capable of delivering a strong story in any genre. Below, videos of Streisand and Kristofferson singing "Evergreen" in A Star is Born, and Beyonce singing "The Way We Were" in honor of Streisand at the Kennedy Center.

Speaking of Streisand, she's supposed to star in a remake of Gypsy as Mama Rose, but she isn't directing herself, as she did with Yentl. Who has the chops to deliver this and handle La Streisand at the same time--no mean feat? Vote below.

Who should direct Streisand in GYPSY?
Bill Condon (Dreamgirls)
Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge)
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Chris Columbus (Rent)
Rob Marshall (Chicago)
Adam Shankman (Hairspray)
Phillippa Lloyd
John Cameron Mitchell (Rabbit Hole)
Sam Mendes (American Beauty) free polls

Who should star with Beyonce in A STAR IS BORN?
P Diddy
Eddie Murphy
Jon Hamm
Will Smith
Robert Downey Jr.
Other free polls


  • anon Ymus | January 28, 2011 1:52 AMReply

    ---'Star Is Born' has been done-to-death and always goes to stars hitting middle-age and on the way out (Gaynor, Garland, Striesand). WHY's Beyonce, acting ability aside, going into this?

    As for Eastwood, he's now been caught fronting for the Globalist-think/RED China 'eugenics friendly' agenda with a string of skilfully
    demoralizing pictures (Milliion Dollar Baby, Mystic River, IWO trilogy etc. etc.) --and even obediently baulked his own link to the awesomely
    relevant 60th Anniversary of the KOREAN WAR last year! TRUE

    With 'Star' he goes from on board and soldout --to just plain routine.

    ---------------------------STEER CLEAR!

  • jenny | January 23, 2011 1:55 AMReply

    Anne Hathaway should do the Natalie Wood role in "Gypsy". She would nail it easily.

  • daveylow | January 22, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    I think Martin Scorsese should direct Streisand in Gypsy.

  • jhg | January 22, 2011 12:45 AMReply

    I never go to see a remake.
    Been there seen that.
    Remakes are just film makers
    Waste of talent (if any) and time.

  • Bill | January 21, 2011 11:31 AMReply

    Hmmm...a Director for the new Star Is Born. How about we pull Ted Kaczynski out of jail and have him direct. After all, he sure knows how to make a bomb.

  • Edward Copeland | January 21, 2011 10:42 AMReply

    They lucked out with two good versions of A Star Is Born, why take chances by trying a fourth? Admittedly, there hasn't been a good movie version of Gypsy, but isn't Streisand a bit too old to be playing Mama Rose now. no matter how much vaseline they smear on the camera?

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