File this one either under "It's a really terrible idea" or "It's way out on the edge": According to a report at Deadline, Clint Eastwood is going to direct (and produce and most likely do the music) and Beyonce will headline a musical remake of 'A Star Is Born,' the Hollywood morality tale about an alcoholic actor on his way down who takes under his wing and nurtures a young female artist who eventually eclipses his star.

The film has been done three times before: in 1937 by William Wellman with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March; in 1954, directed by George Cukor with James Mason and Judy Garland (probably the most famous version, with Garland's rendition of 'The Man That Got Away'); and then again in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

The film, being written by newcomer Will Fetters and produced by Billy Gerber, Basil Iwanyk and Jon Peters (who made the infamous third version), is set up Warner Bros., where it has been floating around for sometime, at one point with Nick Cassavetes interested in directing.
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