Beyonce Cites 'Scheduling Conflicts' in 'A Star Is Born' Exit
The stars did not align for Beyonce and Clint Eastwood.
The singer-turned-actress was attached to star in the filmmaker’s A Star is Born remake, but confirmed on Wednesday that she has dropped out of the project.
In a statement issued to The Hollywood Reporter, Beyonce said: "I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood. 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 Grammy Award-winner was first attached to the film in January 2011, but production had been pushed back when she became pregnant later that year. To date, the film still does not have a male lead.
Eastwood’s film would be the fourth version of A Star Is Born, following the 1937 original with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, a 1954 remake with Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 film with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.
In the meantime, Beyonce is adjusting to life as a new mom and is reportedly working on a new album. In February, singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder -- who penned her 2008 hit “Halo” -- told The BoomBox that her next album was in the works. She has since been reported to be recording with Kanye West, The-Dream, Hit-Boy and Diane Warren.
In August, The Los Angeles Times reported that Beyonce is also working on a documentary about her life and career.