R&B star Beyonce Knowles has confirmed she is starring as the female lead in Clint Eastwood’s remake of the classic rags-to-riches tale ’A Star Is Born’.,
The’Halo’hitmaker, who previously starred in films like ’Dreamgirls’ and ’Obsessed’, has been linked to the leading lady role for months and now she has ended the speculation by revealing she’ll follow in the footsteps of Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand for a fourth remake of the classic movie, reported Daily Express.
She made the announcement during her summer concert series performance on Good Morning America.
“Clint Eastwood? Can you believe that? I can’t believe it still. When I met with him I was just in awe. I’m so, so honoured that he believes in me. And I can’t wait to do this film,”Knowles said.
“I represent this generation’s talent and for me to be the chosen person, as an African American woman, is incredible,”she added.
The 29-year-old star will play the character of an aspiring singer who arrives in Hollywood desperate for a break.
Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to be the male lead who will don the character of an ageing film star who helps Beyonce’s character find fame.
Filming starts in autumn and the movie is set to release in 2012.