By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood January 21, 2011 at 6:01AM
I know that he is a musician and composer, but pleeeze, how can it be a good idea for Clint Eastwood to direct Beyonce in the remake of A Star is Born.
This would be the fourth incarnation of the film and the best is still the Judy Garland/James Mason version. That is one of my favorite films EVER. Now I am ok with Beyonce in the lead, she's as big of a star as Barbra Streisand was when she remade the film, but Clint Eastwood? I just don't know.
How about giving Susan Stroman another chance at a musical? She had one film flop (The Producers) but has been a force to be reckoned with in the theatre for years. Guys get second and third chances all the time. I think this film needs someone who has directed a musical before. But I have to give it to Clint that he got a great performance out of Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby.