Did you read about all those ‘dramatic acting classes’ Beyonce’s been seen running in and out of lately, both in New York and Los Angeles? Well, this might be the reason.
According to Page Six, the pop superstar has signed on to star in Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born. The Oscar-nominated dreamboat – who’s fresh off a couple of flops with Cameron Crowe’s probably racist Aloha and the chef epic Burnt – will be directing and starring opposite Beyo in the film.
The project – a Hollywood staple that’s already been remade twice since its initial release in 1937 – follows a famous star helping a young and aspiring actress (and/or singer, depending on the version you’re watching) to find fame and fortune, as his own career crumbles amidst irrelevancy and addiction. The iconic role was famously played by Judy Garland in 1954 and Barbra Streisand in 1976.
A new version could probs do with an update – wouldn’t it be cool if Beyo was the alco, washed up diva, trying to encourage innocent, naive looker Bradley Cooper to reach for his showbiz stars? – but, well, Hollywood doesn’t really do that kinda thing. Either way, we’ll know more once shooting starts in 2017 (geez, that’s a lot of acting classes away).
It’ll be Beyonce’s first proper screen turn since 2009’s enjoyably ridiculous Obsessed, in which she spent about 90 minutes telling Ali Larter to stay away from her man (Idris Elba).