Clint Eastwood still hasn't been able to find a male lead for his A Star Is Born remake, and now both star Beyoncé and any and all references to how he "shoulda put a ring on it" have been lost on the director as well.
Though Beyoncé was long-attached to the project, Variety reports the singer-cum-actress has now dropped out of plans to play the talented young ingenue role--last played by Barbra Streisand in 1976's A Star Is Born remake--due to scheduling issues. Or rather, a lack of scheduling to have issues with: the forever-delayed project still doesn't have a shoot date, nor an actor to play the drunken mentor role, and having Eastwood's face staring out of the Beyoncé calendar as a permanent question mark just became too much to handle.
The director is said to be interested in jazz musician Esperanza Spaulding now taking over the part, but he apparently won't be offering it to her or anyone else until he finds the male co-star--which, as we've been following, hasn't been going so well, with Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Christian Bale, Jon Hamm, Robert Downey Jr., Russell Crowe, and even Eminem all once rumored to have been offered or considered for the part, to no avail. Eastwood is definitely scowling about this right now.