Home » Screen

Beyoncé To Star In Clint Eastwood’s Remake Of A Star Is Born With Leonardo DiCaprio

Submitted by on July 17, 2011 – 11:19 amNo Comment
Share

Beyoncé‘s Year of 4 continues.

Just weeks after her fourth solo album 4 debuted on the Billboard charts at No. 1 (her fourth album to do so), it was officially announced Beyoncé would star as an aspiring singer in Oscar-award winning director Clint Eastwood‘s remake of the musical, A Star Is Born opposite Leonardo DiCaprio who will play a fading rock star.

“Clint Eastwood? Can you believe that?” the excited 29-year-old stated about being cast in the classic after a performance on Good Morning America. “I can’t believe it still. When I met with him I was just in awe. I’m so, so honored that he believes in me. And I can’t wait to do this film. I represent this generation’s talent and for me to be the chosen person, as an African-American woman, is incredible.”

But here’s where the number four eerily comes into play. The film, which tells the tale of an aspiring singer who falls in love with a jaded and faded rock star, has been made three times before: first in 1937, then in 1954 starring Judy Garland and most recently in 1976 with Barbra Streisand in the lead role. Beyoncé ‘s version will be the fourth. A coincidence? Beyoncé would think not.

“We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me,” Bey says. “It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday and a lot of my friends’ birthdays are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.”

Beyoncé talks more about the power of 4 and her journey thus far in the new documentary “Beyoncé: The Year of 4.” Watch the entire documentary below which is just under 22 minutes and not 44 minutes like you might expect.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

We want to keep in touch with you. If you give us your email address, you may receive marketing emails from the DJ Networks family. We hope that's cool.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.