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Old 01-20-11, 11:37 PM   #1
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A Star is Born - remake (D: Bradley Cooper) S: Gaga

Oh for fuck sake part 2. First, "Annie" with Willow. Now this. What the hell is going on!??

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It's been a while since we had an update on the development of the remake of the 1954 musical A Star is Born (which itself was a remake of the 1937 film of the same name). We'd previously heard that Gerard Butler might be up for the lead male role to star opposite chart-topping singer turned actress Beyoncé after rumors of Russell Crowe's involvement seemed to be false. Now we have big news for the gestating musical though as Deadline reports Clint Eastwood will not only produce the project for Warner Bros., but he will also direct the film from a script by Will Fetters (Remember Me). But what's going on with the male lead?
Well apparently one hasn't been found yet, but WB has been trying to get Will Smith involved for awhile. Deadline likes the sound of Sean "P. Diddy" Combs stepping up to lead the film (he's had some decent dramatic roles in films like Monster's Ball), but just thinking about a Clint Eastwood movie with P. Diddy and or even someone like Jon Hamm. Personally, I'd like to see somebody like Alan Cumming or Neil Patrick Harris step up for a musical like this. It sounds like the studio is trying to go for a more traditional leading man though.

As for Eastwood directing a musical, it's not as if he doesn't have experience in the music department. The actor turned director has also been scoring his own films including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, The Changeling and Gran Torino (though he worked on the score with his son Kyle and jazz musician Jamie Cullum). If Eastwood brings Cullum in to work on A Star is Born, then I will immediately be excited for this project. His renditions of Singin' in the Rain and original songs have been part of my favorite music collection for awhile. Stay tuned as this wholly intriguing project develops. What do you think?
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Old 01-20-11, 11:58 PM   #3
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...for some reason this doesn't compute for me.
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Old 01-21-11, 06:50 AM   #6
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From Dirty Harry to a Star is Born....just can't see it.
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I can't believe they want to remake A Star Is Born... NOBODY has ever done that before!!
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Old 01-21-11, 08:16 AM   #8
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I hate all versions of this story.
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Old 01-21-11, 09:10 AM   #9
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Re: Clint Eastwood to remake "A Star is Born" w/ Beyonce and possibly Will Smith

I think Will Smith is just a name being thrown around. Hopefully!

Someone on another board suggested Robert Downey Jr. I wouldn't mind seeing that.
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Kris Kristofferson is one of the coolest people who ever lived.
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Re: Clint Eastwood to remake "A Star is Born" w/ Beyonce and possibly Will Smith

Eastwood really wants to try his hand at everything, huh...
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Old 01-21-11, 11:44 AM   #12
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Someone on another board suggested Robert Downey Jr. I wouldn't mind seeing that.
Downey has the same problem as Johnny Depp. He's fantasic in flashy, showy, oblique roles... but put him in a straight dramatic role and he's a colossal bore.
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Old 01-21-11, 04:24 PM   #14
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He plays the bad guy really good.
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He may well be, but he is terrible at acting.


Wrong!
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He may well be, but he is terrible at acting.
He did some very good work in the 1970's.
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Wrong!
Watch his version of "A Star is Born". The only halfway decent performance I've seen him in was "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore". But come on, anyone could have done a better job. I like the guy, but think he's pretty much just himself in front of a camera.
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Yeah another film I care nothing about. Fuck off Clint. I remember when you were a tough guy.
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Re: Clint Eastwood to remake "A Star is Born" w/ Beyonce and possibly Will Smith

Daytripper, Kristofferson did a great job in Heaven's Gate.
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Also The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Blume in Love.
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Re: Clint Eastwood to remake "A Star is Born" w/ Beyonce and possibly Will Smith

Hey, any actor who can shoot an extended love scene with Barbara Streisand without appreciably recalling in disgust or throwing up a little in his mouth is a master thespian in my book.
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Uh....CONVOY?!?

Case closed. Kris Kirstofferson rocks now and forever.


Oh yeah, Will Smith sucks more every day.
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Case closed. Kris Kirstofferson rocks now and forever.


Oh yeah, Will Smith sucks more every day.
Believe it or not, I've seen most of Kristofferson's films and sorry guys, I think he was serviceable at best. He also seemed loaded in most of the movies

Back to the subject at hand. I truly hope Eastwood comes to his senses. All joking aside, if this story has to be made again, someone with the pipes of Beyonce would be a good fit. Problem is, she's not an actress. So it's bound to be camp. Is there a working actress now who could pull this role off? Someone who can act AND sing? Again, if it has to be done at all. Which I don't think it does. Dead horse.
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