Even Bradley Cooper Can’t Afford Beyoncé

Because the movies aren’t just about putting ridiculously good looking people on the screen and calling it a career, Bradley Cooper has now decided to make his entrance into the directing world. And what does he pick? A fucking musical.

Cooper’s been planning to direct a remake of the 1976 version of a 1954 classic of the 1937 classic, A Star Is Born. The 1954 version has been the most critically acclaimed. It starred Judy Garland, who in her life had the good fortune of turning everything she touched into gold. Sure, a movie with 3 versions in 3 decades is due for another reboot, but who to star? Who to star? Who could possibly fill Judy Garland’s red glittered shoes?

Apparently, I’m not the only one to think that Beyoncé seems like the kind of premium bitch who could fill those shoes. Now that’s an idea. It’s just the obvious choice. But sources told Page Six there has been a long series of snags in production:

Beyoncé wanted too much money, and Warner Bros. balked at her price. The production budget was also said to be an issue with the studio, so the project has fallen apart.

And it’s not the first time the project has shown promise and then quickly waned from the eyes of interested parties:

Back in 2011, Clint Eastwood was set to direct, and Beyoncé’s name was first mentioned as the female lead. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio were reportedly circling as the male lead, but the movie kept being delayed.

It sounds like they’re just trying to throw the most well-known names into an old movie and call themselves theatrical geniuses. Do less. You can’t afford Beyoncé.

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