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

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 21, 2011 at 5:29AM

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


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.