There's a very good reason why we haven't heard much about Clint Eastwood's remake of A Star Is Born recently. First announced in January of last year, the production was forced to be put on hold last August because Beyonce Knowles, who is set to play the titular "star," became pregnant with her first child. Now that the singer/actress has given birth, however, the wheels are starting to spin again and it looks like Warner Bros. and Eastwood may have found the actor they want for the male lead.
Deadline has learned that the studio is currently looking at Tom Cruise for the remake of A Star Is Born. The story follows an aging rock star (Cruise, should he choose to sign on) as he takes a young and talented singer (Knowles) under his wing and sacrifices his own career to make her famous. The actor does have recent experience in the music game as he has a major role in Adam Shankman's musical Rock of Ages, due out June 15th, in which he plays hair metal rocker Stacee Jaxx. At this point it's unknown if Cruise will accept the part or if scheduling will work out. The actor also recently completed work on the Christopher McQuarrie-directed One Shot and is set to star in Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi epic Oblivion. The script for A Star Is Born has been written by Will Fetters, Billy Gerber and Jon Peters.
Cruise is certainly an interesting choice to step into the role, which has previously been played by actors like Fredric March, James Mason, and Kris Kristofferson. Do you think he's the right pick?