According to Deadline, Clint Eastwood is trying to persuade Leonardo DiCaprio to take the lead role in the remake of A Star Is Born. Beyoncé Knowles is already signed on to star in the musical. Eastwood is set to produce the project and has been working on the script, which was written by Will Fetters. Clint and Leo are currently working together on the biopic, J. Edgar.
A Star Is Born has been sitting on the shelves at Warner Bros for several years. There had been talk about Will Smith playing the lead role, but word is that Clint think’s Leo would make a more “interesting” character. A Star Is Born has been remade several times since it’s initial release in the 1930’s. The latest version was released in 1976.