Beyoncé’s baby bump show-stopper at this year’s MTV’s Video Music Awards might be her biggest on-screen closeup for awhile. It appears that her recent expectancy news has put a pregnant pause on her acting career.
The hardest-working mommy-to-be in the game was all set to star in director Clint Eastwood’s remake of A Star Is Born, which was to begin shooting in February 2012. But with Beyoncé "in the family way," industry insiders are saying the project will most likely be postponed, according to Deadline.
The delay will give Warner Brothers studios more time to find a suitable leading man that can lend big screen star power to the project. Names that have been floating in the pool of co-star possibilities include Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and Russell Crowe.
This planned remake will be the fourth take on A Star Is Born — the tale of a fading male star that gets eclipsed by the fame of his rising starlet lover — since the 1930s. The most recent incarnation of this popular story, which starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, was released in 1976.
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