We’ve known for a few months that Bradley Cooper isn’t content with just starring in films, but would also like to get behind the camera in the near future. It appears his directorial debut might be starting to take shape. Both Deadline and the L.A. Times are reporting that Cooper is in talks with Warner Bros. to direct a remake of 1937’s A Star Is Born after his newfound mentor, Clint Eastwood, has apparently handed him the reins. (Eastwood had originally helmed the remake, and wanted Cooper for a lead role.) Cooper will now reportedly direct and co-star in the film. And who does he want for the role made famous by Judy Garland in the 1957 remake? None other than Beyoncé! Bey has long been attached to the project and was picked by Eastwood himself to star in it years ago, but she dropped out of the film back in 2012 after negotiations seemingly stalled. And although Deadline says she “hasn’t yet been re-approached formally,” let the Cooper-Beyoncé fanfic begin!
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