Beyonce exits Clint Eastwood movie 'A Star Is Born'
Beyonce says she is no longer set to star in Clint Eastwood's remake of the film "A Star Is Born," citing conflicting schedules.
The 31-year-old Grammy-winning pop star and "Dreamgirls" actress was originally attached to the project in January 2011.
"I was looking forward to the production of 'A Star Is Born' and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood," Beyonce said in a statement to E! News on Tuesday. "For months, we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together."
The production company Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed last year that Beyonce and Eastwood were in talks to develop a new version of "A Star Is Born," which has been remade twice.
The first was released in 1937. The second came out in 1954 and starred Judy Garland as an up and coming actress who falls in love with an older, once legendary actor, played by James Mason. A 1976 version of "A Star Is Born" starred Barbra Streisand as a singer who falls in love with a famous but self destructive music artist, played by Kris Kristofferson.
The latest film Eastwood directed was the 2011 movie "J. Edgar." "A Star Is Born" is still being developed and was supposed to begin filming this summer.
The Oscar winner made headlines around that time when he spoke at the Republican National convention in July. The actor talked to an empty chair, which was supposed to symbolize President Barack Obama (watch video). Beyonce is a staunch supporter of the U.S. leader.
The singer made her film debut in the 2002 comedy film "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and went on to star in a remake of "The Pink Panther" and "Dreamgirls." She also played Etta James in the 2008 movie "Cadillac Records" and a year later, starred in the 2009 thriller "Obsessed." She recently portrayed a character in the 2013 animated movie "Epic."
Recently, Beyonce was the target of pregnancy rumors. When asked about it, her husband and fellow music star Jay-Z told E! News that she is not expecting a baby in nine months or any time before that.