Clint Eastwood is set to direct singer and "Dreamgirls" star Beyonce Knowles in a remake film of "A Star Is Born."
Warner Bros. confirmed to The Associated Press that the two are in negotiations to remake the 1937 classic, which has had two subsequent remakes. In the 1954 version of "A Star is Born," Judy Garland starred opposite James Mason as the young up and coming actress who falls in love with an older former legendary actor.
In the 1976 version, Barbra Streisand stars as an up and coming singer who falls in love with a famous and self destructive male singer played by Kris Kristofferson. Billy Gerber, Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters, who made the 1976 version, are also on board to produce the new film.
Knowles has been attached to the project for some time while Eastwood is in talks to direct the film.
Up next for Eastwood is the J. Edgar Hoover biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Social Network" actor Armie Hammer.
In the film, which is titled "J. Edgar," DiCaprio plays the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hammer will play Hoover's protégé and alleged love interest Clyde Tolson. Tolson was the associate director of the FBI under Hoover.
The script was penned by "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who won an Academy Award for his work.