Clint Eastwood and Beyoncé Finally Collaborating On Musical Film

Clint Eastwood and Beyoncé Finally Collaborating On Musical Film

The Million Dollar Baby director will helm the upcoming musical remake of A Star is Born, with the "Single Ladies" songstress as the titular star.

Singer Beyoncé Knowles has been building up her acting resume, with roles in such films as Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, and Obsessed. She's next set to star in a musical remake of A Star is Born, and Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood has just agreed to direct and produce the film for Warner Bros. Eastwood, director of such films as Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, and Gran Torino, will likely start shooting the film in the fall, with a release date sometime in 2012.

This won't be Eastwood's first time at the musical rodeo. Once a hopeful music theory major in college, he starred in the 1969 film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon. In recent years has taken the reins on the scoring of many of his recent films, including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, and partially scoring Gran Torino.

A Star is Born chronicles the romantic relationship between Esther, a young up-and-coming singer and Norman, an alcoholic old-and-going singer. The 2012 version will actually be the fourth remake of the film. The first version was released in 1937, followed by the 1954 version starring Judy Garland and James Mason. The film's most recent incarnation was released in 1976, and starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Beyoncé's counterpart has not yet been cast, but Deadline mentions Will Smith as an actor under consideration for the role.

Source: Deadline

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I think this thread title just broke reality.

This sounds particularly horrible.

I don't know how good of an actress Beyonce is, but this is a musical film... and I've heard her sing.

Why, Clint? Just... just why?

Which is going to be worse? The Spiderman musical...or this...

Beyonce is going to sing in this film? That's all I needed to know. *makes mental note to never watch this film*

And I have to agree with JourneyThroughHell. Why, Clint?

Will Smith in a musical? o_0 Then again...

"This is a story all about how my life got twisted upside down"

...What?

...

Seriously, what were they thinking?

OH! FINALLY.
Just what I've been waiting for all these years.

... What.

I think this news article broke my brain - I do not know how to even begin processing this information.

Clint Eastwood is going to direct a musical. A musical starring Beyonce.

Where is your God now?

Maybe it's actually a trick and Clint is going to roundhouse kick Beyonce's head off.

It could happen.

Whaaaat? I was just watching Hang 'Em High yesterday. How the hell can I wake up the next day and get raped in the eyes by this news?

Y'know what, I agree with MovieBob. Fuck reality.

-Zen-:
Where is your God now?

He's at Taco Bell right now. Would you like to leave a message?

OT:

...Not sure about Beyonce, but it is Clint Eastwood. He knows what he's doing.

Well, whatever makes you happy Clint.

Wow this is the only musical I really want to see, just to laugh out luoud the entire time :D

Finally, my life is complete.

Well, first I was just like:


Then I was all:

Heh, I watched the 1954 A Star is Born just a couple of days ago. Couldn't bring myself to appreciate it, I just felt like it dragged on too much :-/ The music was good though ^^

As for this. I really freaking hate Beyoncés music, don't know how she is as an actor, but whatever, there's no reason to believe this is gonna be sh*t... yet.

JourneyThroughHell:
This sounds particularly horrible.

I don't know how good of an actress Beyonce is, but this is a musical film... and I've heard her sing.

Why, Clint? Just... just why?

Great singer, great dancer, good choreographer, mediocre actress. She's had about as many good acting performances as bad ones.

bpm195:

JourneyThroughHell:
This sounds particularly horrible.

I don't know how good of an actress Beyonce is, but this is a musical film... and I've heard her sing.

Why, Clint? Just... just why?

Great singer, great dancer, good choreographer, mediocre actress. She's had about as many good acting performances as bad ones.

Eh. Not particularly impressed. Maybe it's the songs, but I find her singing to be fairly mediocre, even by today's mainstream music standards.

They better put this song in then.

Fanboyism aside, they should be able to pull it off. Maybe even create a new one liner!

It's Clint Eastwood guys, I'm watching this!

(In singing voice) do you feel lucky punk?

Looks like the world really is going to end in 2012

 

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