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Title: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on March 24, 2015, 05:27:12 PM
It looks like this is being made, but thankfully, Eastwood appears to no longer be involved. Warner Bros wants Bradley Cooper to direct and star with Beyonce, who was Warners original choice for the "star." ! I REALLY did not see this coming.

http://deadline.com/2015/03/bradley-cooper-beyonce-a-star-is-born-directing-debut-warner-bros-1201381195/
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on March 24, 2015, 06:43:25 PM
What, AKA, don't you know Warners execs watch this board closely and have been reading about how unhappy you were about Clint's involvement with this? Of course they finally gave in and got Clint to give up the project! Just for you! ;)
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on March 25, 2015, 06:44:02 AM
Variety also has the Cooper story now:

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/star-is-born-bradley-cooper-direct-remake-1201459353/

Note that it still says "in talks." Meaning maybe, maybe not.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on March 25, 2015, 10:30:10 AM
What, AKA, don't you know Warners execs watch this board closely and have been reading about how unhappy you were about Clint's involvement with this? Of course they finally gave in and got Clint to give up the project! Just for you! ;)

Good one KC!  :2funny: I only wish I had that kind of influence over Clint's selection of film projects! ;) 
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 25, 2015, 11:06:35 AM
What, AKA, don't you know Warners execs watch this board closely and have been reading about how unhappy you were about Clint's involvement with this? Of course they finally gave in and got Clint to give up the project! Just for you! ;)

Good one KC!  :2funny: I only wish I had that kind of influence over Clint's selection of film projects! ;) 

AKA, maybe we should start calling you Spidey (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man). ;)
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With great power comes great responsibility.
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Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Christopher on March 25, 2015, 07:45:59 PM
I'd forgotten that Cooper had been considered for the lead--interesting that he wound up in American Sniper. If he directs this, that'll certainly be a twist I didn't see coming!
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on March 25, 2015, 08:47:12 PM
Apparently, Cooper and Clint knew each other from the days when this project was in the planning stage, and that was why Cooper contacted Clint after Spielberg dropped out of Sniper. From the deadline.com link AKA posted, above:

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When Steven Spielberg dropped out of American Sniper, Warner Bros worldwide production president Greg Silverman told Cooper that Eastwood was reading the book for recreation. Cooper was able to call Eastwood directly because of the relationship they developed when Eastwood offered Cooper that male lead in A Star Is Born.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on March 26, 2015, 04:54:13 PM
It will be interesting to see if and when the film is made, whether or not the components of Eastwood's vision will remain intact. When Eastwood was planning this, he said that he wanted it to be centered around a jazz singer and set in that world. I suspect that that's something that's likely to be changed now that Eastwood has left the project.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Whistledixie on March 26, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
I'll bet whatever happens, it's nefarious.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on March 27, 2015, 06:32:58 AM
I'll bet whatever happens, it's nefarious.

What do you mean?
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Perry on March 27, 2015, 11:19:03 AM


 This is the dawning of the age of nefarious......
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 27, 2015, 12:11:02 PM

 This is the dawning of the age of nefarious......
Thanks Perry. Now I have this meme rolling around my brain.  ::)
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Whistledixie on March 27, 2015, 06:45:06 PM
What do you mean?

Only that, whatever hijinx are at play here, I sense that something very deep and unanswerable is going on. Or at least we’ll never get the answers. There’s trouble in the henhouse but the rooster never crows, if you know what I’m saying…
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on March 27, 2015, 07:25:58 PM
Only that, whatever hijinx are at play here, I sense that something very deep and unanswerable is going on. Or at least we’ll never get the answers. There’s trouble in the henhouse but the rooster never crows, if you know what I’m saying…

You could be right, but I'm not sure that it's all that deep. I think Eastwood probably got tired of waiting for this project to come to fruition. It didn't seem ready for him to film in its current form, and still likely isn't, since Bradley Cooper of all people is helping to re-write the script.

Bradley Cooper just signed a production deal with Warner Bros, so they're obviously mutually interested in him getting more involved with making films there. I think this is a pretty difficult project for a first time director though, so I'm not sure Bradley Cooper is the right choice for this. A musical isn't an easy project to film, and this has been remade multiple times already. Someone who has never directed before doesn't seem like a good choice for such a complex project.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Whistledixie on March 28, 2015, 12:47:09 AM
...it may even be untoward.

or perhaps Clint has taken the young lad under his wing, mentoring him the way Eastwood's great directors did for him to give it a try. I know Beyonce bounced on the project right after Clint did his RNC speech...so maybe it's also a hangover from that. Or maybe she just said "Jersey Boys." (Zing! Haven't seen it, gratuitous shot.) But based on Cooper's analysis and portrayal of Chris Kyle, it seems like he's insightful enough to have a clear vision as a director.

They should do a remake of Play Misty for Me with Beyonce as Evelyn...or maybe more believable in Clint's role as the object of affection. Although the Star is Born story will no doubt kill in today's market, especially with her. And Clint did pick pretty well with American Sniper.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Whistledixie on March 28, 2015, 12:59:29 AM
Clint has also long worked with a consistent stable of actors and crew from film to film...so it's interesting that Bradley Cooper was up for the role in Star is Born, starred in Sniper and now is directing Star is Born, for Warners. Sounds like they could work on something in the future, if the pattern holds.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 13, 2015, 04:39:57 PM
We can all breath a sigh of relief.
Beyoncé Joins That A Star Is Born Remake With Bradley Cooper (Again)
By Jackson McHenry
http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/beyonc-might-do-bradley-coopers-a-star-is-born.html
December 12, 2015 1:30 p.m.
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Now we know why Beyoncé's taking acting classes. Page Six reports that Bradley Cooper is moving ahead with a remake of A Star Is Born, which he plans to star in and direct, and that Beyoncé is (once again) going to be his co-star. The remake of the classic 1954 Judy Garland musical (which was itself a remake of a 1937 film) has floated around Hollywood since 2011. Then, Clint Eastwood was set to direct, while everyone from Tom Cruise to Leonardo DiCaprio was attached as the male lead. Throughout more than a year of negotiations, Beyoncé was attached as the female lead — until those talks finally fell apart. ...


Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Christopher on December 13, 2015, 06:49:39 PM
Wow, the thread is nearly five years old (this has to be the longest thread I've ever started too :laugh: ), and it finally looks like it's going to happen.

Is anyone else surprised that Cooper is looking to direct this himself? Has he directed anything before?
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on December 13, 2015, 07:38:39 PM
Wow, the thread is nearly five years old (this has to be the longest thread I've ever started too :laugh: ), and it finally looks like it's going to happen.

Is anyone else surprised that Cooper is looking to direct this himself? Has he directed anything before?

He's an impressive actor who has worked with Clint, so I'm not too surprised. It will be his directorial debut. Good luck to him!
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on December 14, 2015, 03:41:50 PM
This might not be happening after all, at least not with Beyonce.

http://www.vulture.com/2015/12/beyonc-might-do-bradley-coopers-a-star-is-born.html#
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 15, 2015, 12:11:36 AM
Wow, the thread is nearly five years old (this has to be the longest thread I've ever started too :laugh: ), and it finally looks like it's going to happen.

Is anyone else surprised that Cooper is looking to direct this himself? Has he directed anything before?
According to IMDb Bradley Cooper (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177896/) has seven credits as a producer and two future rumored projects as a director. A Star is Born is one of those projects.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Perry on June 16, 2016, 07:58:45 PM


Looks like Lady Gaga will get the role......
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on June 16, 2016, 08:40:20 PM
^ Link?
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Christopher on June 16, 2016, 08:48:21 PM
I just looked that up and saw several sites reporting that it's a possibility.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/16/lady-gaga-star-is-born-remake-bradley-cooper-direct

I've still never seen any version of this movie, but if that does work out with Gaga, it would be more appealing than Beyonce (and yes, I defended her earlier in the thread, but Gaga interests me more). Perhaps I'll check out the original version before this one.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on June 16, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
Can't wait! I've seen the original which was pretty great, bought my friend the 54 version for her birthday, and bought the Barbara Streisand version for myself. Hopefully it does the film the justice it deserves.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: higashimori on June 18, 2016, 08:43:32 PM

 If this project is finished for Mr Eastwood, it may be better talking to other thread, to  '' POSSIBLE FUTURE MOVIES'' ?

 " Lady Gaga in Talks for Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake "

 http://variety.com/2016/film/news/lady-gaga-a-star-is-born-remake-bradley-cooper-1201796597/

 (https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/lady-gaga-a-star-is-born.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1)

 http://deadline.com/2016/06/lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-a-star-is-born-remake-1201774136/
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Aline on June 23, 2016, 09:37:05 AM
I totally think they should get someone brand new that nobody has ever heard before or perhaps an American Idol performer someone, this could be there big break especially if there not well known

I totally agree.

I am surprised this project is still being considerated but if it still is, could be anyone just not Beyoncè :(
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Perry on June 24, 2016, 06:29:38 PM


I mentioned it awhile back that Esperanza Spalding would be the perfect choice. Even someone like Alicia Keys would be a decent choice though Keys is primed for a Lena Horne Bio. Other than that it's amazing how brilliant I am with Casting.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on June 25, 2016, 09:11:48 PM
Since Clint is no longer involved with this project, I've split the old Eastwood News topic "New movie? 'Clint Eastwood To Direct Beyoncé In Musical Of A Star Is Born'" and moved the "post-Clint" posts down here to the Off Topic forum.

Higashimori already suggested (a few posts above this one):

If this project is finished for Mr Eastwood, it may be better talking to other thread, to  '' POSSIBLE FUTURE MOVIES'' ?

But since there still seems to be some interest in this on the Board, and we have two pages of "post-Clint" posts already, I thought it would be OK to make a new thread in this forum.
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 16, 2016, 05:38:18 PM
Lady Gaga Confirmed for Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Remake
Gaga will compose original songs for the film, which she will also perform
Beatrice Verhoeven | August 16, 2016 @ 2:37 PM
http://www.thewrap.com/lady-gaga-confirmed-for-bradley-coopers-a-star-is-born-remake/
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: Aline on August 18, 2016, 01:10:52 PM
Not much interested if Clint is not going to direct it anymore, but I liked that Lady Gaga took the role. :)
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: KC on August 18, 2016, 09:03:58 PM
Maybe they should change the title to "A Star is Reborn"! :D
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on September 09, 2016, 03:11:11 PM
This is pretty unbelievable, if true. I'm glad Clint moved away from this one. I'm not superstitious, but it seems like this project might be cursed!

http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/09/07/bradley-cooper-may-leave-star-is-born-for-different-movie-but-another-star-wants-same-role
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: AKA23 on October 06, 2018, 05:54:29 PM
I saw "A Star Is Born" yesterday and liked it. I haven't seen any of the other versions of the film, so I can't compare them, but I thought Bradley Cooper did a nice job directing it. He appears to have real talent as a director. I'd definitely be interested in seeing him direct more.

The film had an intimacy and a vibrancy that really worked and Lady Gaga was a great pairing for his character. I was also impressed with how good his singing was, given that he is not known for any kind of vocal talent. The first hour of the movie is definitely better than the second half, and I'm not traditionally a fan of tragic romances, but I think Bradley Cooper told this story about as well as it could be told. For the type of film that it is, it's quite good.

I think a younger person like Bradley Cooper was a much better choice to direct this than Eastwood would have been. I think Eastwood is probably too old to have given the film the same type of vibrancy and intimacy that Cooper created. It seemed to be a deeply personal film for him, which it wouldn't have been for Eastwood. Lady Gaga is also a much better actress than Beyonce would have been.

Whether someone likes this film or not will likely come down to whether you enjoy the songs. I did, so I liked it, but if it's not your kind of music, you may not enjoy it. I may have to stop saying how much I hate musicals, since after "La La Land," this is the second musical that I've enjoyed, so it may just have to be the right musical for me to appreciate it!
Title: Re: A Star is Born (former Eastwood project) news
Post by: antonis on October 06, 2018, 10:44:14 PM
Nothing great. Cooper though was smart enough to fill most of the movie with Gaga singing.A tearjerker with box office expectations and nothing more.