Beyoncé has lightened up her very busy schedule by dropping out of her role on A Star Is Born.
Bey has pulled out of the project, directed by Clint Eastwood, according to Variety.com. With no male lead cast for the film just yet, producers are now left to fill two major roles for the big-screen production.
Warner Bros., which was set to distribute the film, made no comment on Beyoncé’s exit. However, insiders said that she had to drop the film because scheduling became a huge issue for the pop icon. It was hard to find time for A Star Is Born with Beyoncé’s already packed schedule, as no date to start production had even been set.
"I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood," Bey said in a statement on her departure from the film. "For months we tried to coordinate our schedules to bring this remake to life but it was just not possible. Hopefully in the future we will get a chance to work together."
Beyoncé was supposed to play the role of a rising star who falls in love with an entertainment vet. It’s not clear what other motivations Bey may have had for dropping A Star Is Born from her schedule. This development has renewed buzz that Bey could be working on baby no.2. Others speculate that she quit the film because of Clint’s now-infamous empty-chair skit during the Republican National Convention.
With Bey out of the picture, there’s chatter that Clint is considering casting Esperanza Spaulding in her place. However, insiders are quick to point out that finding a leading man is still the priority for filmmakers at this time.
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