Could DiCaprio Say A Star Is Born?

He may reunite with Clint Eastwood

Could DiCaprio Say A Star Is Born?

by James White |
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While the announcement that Clint Eastwood would be taking over the director’s chair for the long-gestating new take on A Star is Born was a shocker, it’s not that surprising to learn that he’s now been talking to Leonardo DiCaprio about possibly starring in the film alongside Beyonce.

DiCaprio, of course, has been hard at work on Eastwood’s J Edgar, and given both the director and his star’s propensity for reuniting with those they enjoy working with (Leo with the likes of Martin Scorsese; Clint with Matt Damon), the idea that Leo could be the director's first choice for the new movie is not outside the realms of possibility.

Warner Bros., where this latest, Will Fetters-penned version has been based for years, would also likely be happy to have Leo take on the male lead opposite the singer/actress who recently wowed the crowd at Glastonbury.

That said, things are at a very early stage, with Eastwood and DiCaprio merely talking about the idea for now. If he did step into the role, DiCaprio would inherit the mantle of an aging, alcoholic talent who schools a young, up-and-coming performer. There's only a seven year age gap between the pair, however, so they'd have to play older (Leo) and younger (Be) to really sell that relationship.

We’ll wait and see whether this one moves from vague possibility to actual casting story, especially since DiCaprio’s going to be busy shooting Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby for at least some of the year.

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