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

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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.

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