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Back in December, there was speculation about Beyoncé co-starring with Bradley Cooper in a remake of the big-screen classic A Star Is Born. While Cooper has since denied the rumors, it seems that Bey was turned down because she demanded too much money.
The singer was said to be in talks for the lead role in Bradley’s directorial debut, however production executives at Warner Bros. reportedly were not willing to pay her undisclosed fee, a source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six.
“Beyoncé wanted too much money, and Warner Bros. balked at her price,” a source said. “The production budget was also said to be an issue with the studio, so the project has fallen apart.”
However, a different source insists, “Bradley has started reading scripts for his next acting project. But the Star Is Born project remains in development and Bradley is still involved.”
Another insider adds that the project has simply been put “on the back burner” but Bradley was still working on it.
It’s currently unclear when production will begin for the film, which originated in 1937, then was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason, and again in 1976 with Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand.
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