Beyonce Knowles quits 'A Star is Born' musical remake

ANI
11 October 2012

London, Oct 11 (ANI): Beyonce Knowles has dropped out from director Clint Eastwood's remake of Oscar-winning rock musical 'A Star is Born.'

"For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible," the BBC quoted her as telling E! News in a statement.

"Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together," she said.

The film is an updated version of the 1976 movie starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

It tells the story of Streisand's up and coming female singer who falls in love with an established rock star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career on the rise whilst his fades.

The film won five Golden Globes, while Streisand's song 'Evergreen' was rewarded with an Oscar.

Knowles's departure has left Eastwood's project with no female or confirmed male lead.

But according to trade magazine Variety, Eastwood has expressed some interest in jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding taking over from Knowles. (ANI)

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