The remake of the 1976 classic will star Beyoncé, but the male role doesn’t belong to anybody yet.
Reports reveal that Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Will Smith have all turned down the “Star Is Born” role. Tom Cruise was the latest to be linked to the part.
Which is more, Clint Eastwood plans Cooper to star alongside Beyonce in the director’s remake of “A Star Is Born” at Warner Bros.
Bradley has no free time in his busy schedule as he is currently preparing to shoot the final installment of The Hangover franchise.
The film, which will be the fifth version of the musical since the original What Price Hollywood? was released in 1932, reveals the story about an aging rocker who falls in love with a young, rising star.
To date, Janet Graynor and Frederic March, Judy Garland and James Mason, and Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson have taken on these lead roles in various remakes.
In his version of the story, Eastwood’s made a slight tweak to the narrative that’ll better suit his leading lady, Beyonce.
Rather than being about an aspiring actress, his revamp will focus on an aspiring singer, who is taken under the wing of an aging rock star, Cinema Blend writes.
When writing the screen to the movie, Will Fetters compared the aging rocker character on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, imagining how he would have fared in the industry 20 years later, had he survived.
The remake was initially to start shooting in February, but Beyonce’s pregnancy and the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy delayed the start date.
Last year the singer told reporters of the role, “It’s when I became a fan of Barbra Streisand’s.”
She went on, saying, “And I then saw Judy Garland’s version of ‘A Star Is Born’ and I realized every 20 to 30 years a new star is born and a new talent represents that generation and era – so I didn’t think that I would ever get the opportunity to be the star.”
“I met with Clint and I was so nervous and I know that it is the biggest opportunity of my life. I will work as hard as I can,” Beyonce added. “Because I can’t wait. And I am so happy that he trusts me and I am in good hands and I am so fortunate.”
Adrian Sturges, who produced Blakeson’s directorial debut “The Disappearance of Alice Creed,” will produce through his Iota Films banner along with Michael De Luca in the second half of 2013.
Cooper would probably play a Miami detective in love with a married woman whose husband has been targeted by a group of criminals.
According to Variety, the actor entered negotiations to J Blakeson’s crime thriller “Bad Blood and Trouble,” which MRC is set to finance and produce.
The Hangover star has multiple upcoming films as well, including Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook,” the indie “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “The Words” and “Hit and Run.”