Bradley Cooper is reaching for the stars – one of the biggest stars in the world, to be exact – for his directorial debut. The three-time Oscar nominee is hoping that Beyoncé will agree to play the lead role in a reboot of film A Star Is Born, a musical whose previous versions starred screen legends Barbara Streisand (1976) and Judy Garland (1954).
Warner Bros is reportedly eyeing the “Drunk In Love” singer to play the iconic role of Esther, a young woman yearning to become a Hollywood celebrity who falls in love with an over-the-hill star named Norman Maine.
Beyoncé is the top choice for the role of Esther in the A Star Is Born reboot. Photo © Getty
Beyoncé, meanwhile, seems like a perfect fit for the role, having starred in blockbuster musicals before, including 2006's Dreamgirls.
Bradley would take the reins from Clint Eastwood should he choose to direct the remake. He may also act in the film.
Bradley may direct and star in the film. Photo © Getty
The 84-year-old director and the 40-year-old actor became close while working together on the Academy Award-winning film American Sniper, which broke records at the box office last year and became the highest-grossing war film ever. (It even inspired countless parodies, including the hilarious Canadian Sniper spoof trailer.)
At the moment, Bradley is busy starring in The Elephant Man in London following its successful Broadway run.
He recently split with his girlfriend, model Suki Waterhouse, after two years of dating.