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Beyonce exits Eastwood's A Star Is Born over scheduling conflict

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Story by Jack Foley

SINGER-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles has exited Clint Eastwood’s long-mooted remake of A Star Is Born citing a scheduling conflict.

The superstar singer confirmed her decision in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, in which she revealed: “I was looking forward to the production of A Star Is Born and the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood.

“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.”

The singer had been attached to the project since January 2011 but Eastwood pushed back production when she became pregnant.

Since Beyonce has become available once again, Eastwood has made a return to acting in Trouble With The Curve and has yet to cast a male lead despite several high profile names, including his J Edgar leading man Leonardo DiCaprio being linked at various points.

Beyonce is, however, reportedly working on a new album and has also been linked to a new documentary about her life and career.

It remains to be seen what Beyonce’s departure means for Eastwood’s film and whether A Star Is Born will ever see the light of day under the veteran director’s gaze.

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