Hollywood has been short on creativity lately and long on its remakes and sequels. So this shouldn’t surprise us. Word on the street is Beyonce and Clint Eastwood are in talks to remake the classic 1937 film, “A Star Is Born.”
“A Star Is Born” has been remade twice, once in 1954 and again in 1976. The 1954 remake famously stared Judy Garland, and followed the meteoric rise of singer/actress Vicki Lester, whose unexpected success was dampened by her husband’s alcoholism.
According to The Associated Press Warner Brothers confirms that Eastwood and Beyonce are currently in negotiations to update the film.
Eastwood, who is probably best know for his “Dirty Harry” films, would direct, while Beyonce, who has apparently been pursuing this project for years, would star in the remake.
The producers of the film, Billy Gerber, Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters, also produced the popular 1976 version of “A Star Is Born” which featured Barbra Streisand.
With all of the talent floating around Hollywood, you’d think we be able to get more than just remixed film ideas, but in this economy, I guess the easiest thing to do is go with films that will make the most bank.