Bradley Cooper looks to be making his directorial debut, and pop star Beyoncé could be his lead.
Deadline reports that the Academy Award nominated actor has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct a remake of A Star Is Born, which had Beyoncé Knowles circling back when Clint Eastwood was going to direct.
The idea is for Cooper to take a new stab at the project’s script with Will Fetters (Remember Me, The Lucky One, The Best of Me), who penned the last draft, and then for Beyoncé to be approached with a new offer.
This will be the third time A Star Is Born is remade. The first William Wellman-directed film was made in 1937 and starred Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. Warner Bros. brought the first remake to life in 1954, which saw Judy Garland and James Mason as leads, and followed it up with a 1976 film starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand.
The story tells of a young woman who hits Hollywood with dreams of stardom and ends up getting help from a troubled, alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Apart from directing and co-writing, Cooper will be producing through 22 Green, the banner he co-runs with The Hangover director Todd Phillips.
Cooper is in quite a good spot after American Sniper, which he also produced. The film has earned over $528 million worldwide thus far, quite a feat for a war drama tagged with an R rating in the States.