Beyonc pulls out of Clint Eastwood's A Star Is Born remake over scheduling issues
14:56 GMT, 10 October 2012
Beyonc has pulled out of the Clint Eastwood production of A Star is Born.
The 31-year-old singer was due to team up with the Oscar-winning director in the iconic film about a young performer who falls in love with an older fading star.
The remake of the original 1937 romantic drama will still go ahead but the 'Single Ladies' hitmaker has dropped out due to scheduling issues.
Over and out: Beyonc has pulled out of Clint Eastwood's A Star Is Born because of a conflict of schedules
B-Day: Beyonce, pictured on stage last week, where she performed with husband Jay-Z at the Barclay center
She said in a statement to E! News: 'I
was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the
opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood.
'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.'
It is not yet known who will portray the male lead as the declining star – who was played by Kris Kristofferson in the 1976 version of the movie with Barbra Streisand starring as the young performer – but Bradley Cooper has been linked to the role.
Yes we can: Clint Eastwood is still going to make the movie but is not certain who he will cast as the male or female lead
Beyonce has appeared in a number of movies such as 2006's Oscar nominated musical drama 'Dreamgirls' alongside Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx.
She also starred in The Pink Panther, opposite Steve Martin and Jean Reno, in the same year, as well as playing Foxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers In Goldmember.
It is now thought that director Eastwood is thinking about drafting in jazz musician Esperanza Spalding to take over the role.
The upcoming 'A Star is Born' remake will be the fourth version made of the motion picture after Janet Gaynor and Fredric March's 1937 original, which was followed by Judy Garland and James Mason taking the main roles in the 1954 reboot, and then Barbra and Kris in the 1976 version.
The classic: Barbara Streisand and actor Kris Kristofferson starred in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born