Beyonce and Russell Crowe to Star in Remake of 1930s Film
According to the Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames blog, Beyonce could be teaming up with 'Gladiator' star Russell Crowe for the remake of the 1937 flick 'A Star Is Born.' The movie, which originally starred Janet Gaynor and Fredic March, has already been reworked a few times with Judy Garland (1954) and Barbra Streisand (1976) reprising the role of singer/actress Esther.
So far, Nick Cassavettes ('The Notebook,' 'Alpha Dog' ) has been tapped to direct the film which is rumored to feature appearances by Alicia Keys and Rihanna. It's unclear what sort of spin Cassavettes and screenwriter Will Fetters will attempt for the new version of 'A Star Is Born,' but as mentioned by 24 Frames, a Crowe/Beyonce pairing would serve as the follow-up to the most notable onscreen interracial romance since Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston's love affair in 'The Bodyguard.'
There's no word on when production on the new millenium 'A Star Is Born' will begin. In the meantime, Crowe fans can see the 45-year-old actor in Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood,' alongside Cate Blanchett, in May.