Actor Bradley Cooper has been receiving a lot of recognition for the last couple of years, and deservedly so. From his Oscar nominated roles in films like Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper, to his solidly good and fun work voicing Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s definitely proven himself as a dedicated and capable actor. Now, it looks like he wants to see if he can bring the same quality of work behind the camera.
According to Deadline, Cooper is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to make his directorial debut in a new remake of A Star Is Born, the story of a young star-in-the-making who becomes romantically involved with an established actor, who observes her fame going up while his career shrinks. If the project is seen through to completion, this will be the fourth version of A Star Is Born released, with previous iterations arriving in 1937, 1954, and 1976, respectively. The original film was a straight drama, while both the ’54 and ’76 versions were musicals. Out of all three, the most popular and successful version was the last one, which starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
According to the newsbreaking report, the hope is that Cooper himself will also star in the movie alongside the female lead, who Cooper and the studio hope will be Beyoncé. Apparently, Clint Eastwood was, at one time, in discussions to take this project on, with the singer/actress being his first choice.
Cooper will also assist in drafting a new version of the screenplay, with writer Will Fetters, as well as being a producer on the film with Warner Bros.-based production banner 22 Green. While it’s not made clear whether or not this film will be a musical, the idea that Beyoncé will be courted for the lead role certainly gives that idea credence. Still, we’ll have to wait and see until more details are made available. For more on this as it develops, keep an eye on GeekNation.
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