It will be interesting to see what kind of a pair Clint Eastwood and Beyonce Knowles make. Rumor has it that they are expected to film a remake of “A Star Is Born.” The story is of a younger woman aspiring to be a singer who then falls for a rock star whom is older in age. It has not formally been announced as to who will be playing the male role.
The male lead may either be played by Jon Hamm, Will Smith or Robert Downey Jr. No questions that these are all wonderful actors. The movie has been remade a total of three times. The latest version filmed in 1976 included actress Barbara Streisand with the male role as Kris Kristofferson. The 1954 film featured James Mason and Judy Garland while the very first and original “A Star Is Born” starred Frederic March and Janet Gaynor.
It was filmed from October 1936 to December of the same year and throughout its history has been nominated for various awards. The very first film did win the award for Best Screenplay. It will be interesting to see who takes the male role but it looks like this film can once again, be a success.