Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper has put a quick end to reports about recruiting R&B diva Beyoncé Knowles-Carter for a new film.
According to Cooper, Queen Bey has not received the green light for his upcoming A Star Is Born remake.
Cooper says it’s not true. “Just a rumor,” Cooper told me last night at the premiere of his new David O. Russell-directed dramedy Joy. “But with that said, I would be honored obviously with to work with her in any capacity,” he said. (E! Online)
Weekend reports claimed Cooper had Bey onboard for the highly-anticipated flick.
Bradley Cooper is moving ahead with his planned directorial debut — a remake of the classic “A Star Is Born” — and Beyoncé is on board to star with him, sources tell Page Six. But insiders added that although Cooper’s now meeting with producers in Hollywood to back the project, the film won’t be ready to go before cameras until the end of next year, or possibly January 2017. (Page Six)
Additional reports claimed Bey is fully onboard for the potential box office blockbuster.
“Beyoncé is a go,” said a source of Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born,” which originated in 1937, was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in 1976 with Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand. Our source added Cooper’s still seeking the rest of the cast. “He’s out to find the rest of the cast, but he may take another acting role [in the meantime]. He’s furiously making everything he can.” (Page Six)
Earlier the same week, reports claimed Bey had started taking acting classes.
Beyonce is getting her act together. “She wants to land leading roles in movies and has been taking classes in New York and L.A. for the past year,” an insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. (Us Weekly)