Legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood has signed onto direct a remake of A Star Is Born for Warner Bros., with Beyoncé Knowles set to star in the drama.
Will Fetters wrote the script for this new production, which has been in several stages of development at the studio for several years. The male lead has not been cast, although it is said that Warner Bros. is hoping to get Will Smith in place alongside Beyoncé Knowles.
Nick Cassavetes had previously been attached to direct A Star Is Born, which centers on an aging movie star who has an affair with a younger singer/actress whose stock is on the rise.
A Star Is Born will likely start production sometime this fall. The last version of A Star is Born was in 1976, which starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.