It appears Beyonce is really serious about taking that break in 2010. The singer, who was rumored to be up for the lead female role in the remake of “A Star Is Born,” is now said to be officially out of the running.
The original 1937 film won a best original screenplay Oscar for writers William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
The 1954 incarnation with Judy Garland and James Mason also earned six nominations including nods in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
And the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson picked up the Best Original Song Academy Award and earned nominations in three other categories.
This new “A Star is Born” has some big shoes to fill, to say the least. Beyonce was offered the role and really wanted to do it. However, Warner Brothers Studio’s insistence on having the film ready for a summer 2010 release made it impossible for the singer to accept. Producer Basil Iwanyk said,
“We wanted Beyonce, she wanted to do it, but it was hard to figure out her dates and her deal. She just came off of a huge world tour and Warners wants to have the movie for next summer, and so we just couldn’t work out.”