Queen Bey has been linked to the role since 2011, as production has been delayed.
Bradley Cooper will be making his directorial debut with his remake of the 1954 showbiz drama “A Star Is Born”, and reports say he wants Beyoncé to star alongside him.
On Tuesday (March 24th), Deadline Hollywood reported that Warner Bros. is in negotiation with Bradley Cooper to direct and star in the remake of “A Star Is Born”.
“Once his deal is done, their first stop will be to Beyoncé, who once was positioned to play the role of the young woman whose dreams of stardom are helped by a self-destructive icon whose best days are behind him. ” Deadline reports.
No stranger to the big screen, Queen Bey has previously starred in movies such as “Austin Powers: Goldmember”, “The Pink Panther”, “Dreamgirls”, “Life Is But A Dream” to name a few. Cooper is expected to begin focusing on the remake once he has completed his role onstage in “The Elephant Man”.
However, nothing is set in stone just yet, as Deadline writes “Beyoncé has not been re-approached formally.”
This isn’t the first time Mrs. Carter has been linked to the role as in 2011, her pregnancy caused her to fall out of consideration for an earlier remake of the project, back when Clint Eastwood was directing.
Potentially, Beyoncé would be playing the role of aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (played by Judy Garland in the original), who teams with the past-his-prime actor Norman Maine (Cooper’s character) in her quest for stardom.
Beyoncé on a quest for stardom? Cooper sure is on to something!