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Robert Downey Jr. and Beyonce Knowles Eyed for 'A Star Is Born'

January 23, 2010 06:46:18 GMT

Since the director has signed a deal to film a new remake of 1930s movie classic 'A Star Is Born', Robert Downey Jr. and Beyonce Knowles are allegedly wanted to play the lead roles.


Robert Downey Jr. and Beyonce Knowles Eyed for 'A Star Is Born'
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Robert Downey Jr. and Beyonce Knowles are tipped to take the lead roles in a new remake of 1930s movie classic "A Star Is Born". First released in 1937, the musical has been reworked twice in the past, with Judy Garland and James Mason in 1957 and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976.

Actor-turned-director Nick Cassavettes is behind the latest version and has signed a deal with Warner Bros ahead of a 2012 release, reports Deadline Hollywood Daily. Downey Jr. and Beyonce are the favorites for the lead roles, playing Normal Maine and Esther Victoria Blodgett, aka Vicki Lester - with "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, Alicia Keys and Rihanna linked as back-up stars.

It's not the first time a remake has been mooted, Will Smith and Jennifer Lopez were once linked to a version planned by director Joel Schumacher.


 




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posted by Lin-Rachelle on Jan 04, 2011
The original 1937 version was NOT a musical. Just wanted to point that out, the article makes it sound like it is. I like Robert Downey, Jr. but he's NO Fredric March. (if it's to be the musical, then he's no James Mason) I really, really wish that since they do feel the need to remake it, that they'd do it w/o making it as a musical. It was a great story, breaking into acting was and still is hard, and once on top, not always hard to stay there. Why do they have to make it about singers, for a third time? It would be even cooler if they did it in the setting of the original, the Norman Maine character was believed to have been based on certain ex-silent actors whom didn't quite succeed in the sound era. It would be nice to bring this story of that struggle, in that time, to the more modern audiences.
posted by Anna on Jan 24, 2010
She is a terrible terrible choice but Robert is a fantastic actor, singer and ,musician. However, even he can't make Beyonce act any better. They need to get a different actress - singer. Robert is a fantastic choice.
posted by Lala on Jan 24, 2010
THIS IS THE WORST NEWS THIS WEEK!!! BEYONCE IS THE WORST ACTRESS EVER!!! THEY ARE GOING TO SCREW THIS MOVIE UP!

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