In her long shot quest for an acting Oscar win, pop queen Beyoncé has landed a major coup: getting screen legend/director Clint Eastwood to direct her in the Warner Bros. remake of A Star is Born.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Eastwood’s confirmation solidifies the film, which has seen several “incarnations” over the years, will be made. During that period, various directors and male actors, including Sean Penn, Russell Crowe and Robert Downey Jr., have been considered for the project (Beyoncé has always been considered for the female lead).
The 1976 version of A Star is Born was made with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The role earned Streisand a Best Actress win at the Golden Globe Awards and an Oscar for best original song.
A current short list of male actors to play opposite Beyoncé includes Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Jon Hamm (star of Mad Men). Deadline.com has also suggested P.Diddy and Bey’s hubby, Jay-Z.