March 12, 2012
Tom Cruise to star opposite Beyonce in 'A Star Is Born'?
Warners are courting Cruise to star in Clint Eastwood's remake
Tom Cruise is in the frame to play the lead in the new version of A Star Is Born.
Beyonce has long been committed to Clint Eastwood's revival of the classic story of a troubled ageing musician who falls in love with the younger singer he is trying to mentor. Now, according to Variety, Warner Bros are courting Cruise to play the male lead.
Although discussions are still at a very early stage, Cruise is apparently interested, and keen to get the chance to finally work with Eastwood. A sticking point could be Cruise's schedule, as he is already committed to an untitled sci-fi project with Joseph Konoski and Doug Liman's All You Need Is Kill. Production on the film has already been delayed due to Beyonce's pregnancy.
This would be the fourth big screen version of A Star Is Born, following versions in 1937, 1954 and 1976, starring Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand respectively. Their male counterparts were played by Frederic Marc, James Mason and Kris Kristofferson.
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