Leonardo DiCaprio may be set to star opposite Beyoncé in the upcoming remake of A Star is Born.
Clint Eastwood is currently on board to direct the remake of A Star is Born, which follows the story of an ageing alcoholic actor, who becomes the mentor to a bright young starlet. Fredric March and Janet Gaynor starred as the original pairing in the 1937 version of the film. A Star is Born has since been subject to two remakes, with James Mason and Judy Garland taking on the lead roles in 1954, followed by Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand in 1976.
This latest remake is being financed by Warner Bros and written by Will Fetters, who scripted last year’s romantic drama, Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson. Beyoncé, who wowed festival-goers at Glastonbury this weekend, had previously walked away from her starring role in the film, following production delays. However, she made a return after it was announced that screen legend, Clint Eastwood, would be directing.
However, there have been a string of actors linked to the role of the male lead, including Russell Crowe, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Hamm and Will Smith.
Despite the fact that DiCaprio’s casting is far from confirmed, it bodes well that the actor is currently working with Eastwood on the J Edgar Hoover biopic , J. Edgar. However, he’s already got a busy year ahead with filming Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, alongside Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. We’ll keep you posted!