Beyonce will not star in the movie. (Photo : Reuters)
Beyonce announced Tuesday morning that she will not be starring in Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star Is Born, according to E! News.
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The singer released a statement saying the two couldn't coordinate schedules.
"I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood," Beyonce said in the statement. "For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together."
Filming was supposed to start last year, before Beyonce became pregnant with now 8-month old daughter Blue Ivy, but production was put on hold until after her pregnancy.
Now, after a year of waiting, the 82-year-old actor/director will have to find another female lead. E! says that Hangover star Bradley Cooper was rumored to be the male lead, although he was never officially attached to the film.
"We've talked to several people, and we probably won't address that one till next year," Eastwood told E! "Early next year."
MTV News said Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Hamm have all been rumored to be attached.
Variety reports studio insiders said with Knowles now off the project, there has been interest in jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding. Spalding made headlines when she beat out Justin Bieber for Best New Artist at last year's Grammy award ceremony. Sources told Variety that until the male lead is locked, no discussions or offers will be out to the female lead.
This would be the third remake of A Star Is Born. The first being in 1937 staring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, Judy Garland and James Mason made one in 1954 and there was a 1976 remake with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
A Star is Born is about an upcoming and coming performer who falls in love with a fading star.