Bey Bey Getting Her Swirl On… With Russell Crowe???

- By Bossip Staff

Don’t get your panties in a bunch, she hasn’t been caught creepin’ on Hov this time. Bey is just being considered as the lead for an updated version of A Star Is Born and Russell Crowe is the likely candidate to play opposite her. Deets on the flippyside!

With a new remake of “A Star Is Born” gaining momentum at Warner Bros., the studio could be closing in on, well, a star.

Russell Crowe has emerged as the front-runner to take the lead male role of an aging, alcoholic musician who mentors/is schooled by — and then finds romance with — a younger female star. While it’s not believed there is a formal offer yet, the studio is very high on the 45-year-old actor, who in turn is said to be keen to take the role.

The female part would likely be played by Beyonce, who has long been associated with the role and has recently elevated her interest in it.

The three previous iterations of “A Star Is Born” have alternated between settings in the film and the music worlds. The most recent one, the 1976 version from Warner Bros. that starred Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson as doomed pair Esther Hoffman and John Norman Howard, was set in the music world.

Nick Cassavetes has recently entered talks to direct the reboot of the drama, which has spent years in development with various writers (including “Ali’s” Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson) taking a crack at it, before getting a new boost with a draft from young screenwriter Will Fetters. Jon Peters, Basel Iwanyk and Billy Gerber are producing. Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr. had been some of the names said to be considered by the studio before Crowe emerged as the front-runner.

If it comes off, a Crowe-Beyonce pairing would serve as one of the most prominent onscreen interracial romances since 1992’s “The Bodyguard,” which teamed Kevin Costner with the female singing sensation of the day, Whitney Houston.

Bey Bey would love this part — she idolizes Barbra Streisand. And the swirling shouldn’t bother Illuminati Hov, after all he’s got a best white mate (Chris Martin from Coldplay)!


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  • WertyBaby


  • WertyBaby

    I’m tired of every site I go on talking about Beyonce. She came. She was Hot. Now let her GO.

  • ts

    GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DarthH8ter

    she is not a good actress. She will sell tickets on the basis that people will see it because she is Beyonce Carter


    let the girl live if she is trying to improve her acting let her do it cause lawd knows she needs the experience!!!

  • WhatAWorld08

    Lord please tell her to get an acting coach.Because no one around her seems to give a dayum.

  • TRUTH IS....

    her acting to the most is s/h/i/t/e/o/u/s….break wat break is guess…..oversaturated much

  • Sarah

    Beyonce needs to leave Jay Z and get herself a white man. She is too beautiful for black men. I hope this wakes her up and she realizes she needs a white husband.

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    Beyonce needs to sing, sing, sing and sing. Please stop with the acting BS. she is not getting anywhere with it. she is a horrible actress, just horrible.

  • lala

    Umm why does Bey need a white man for. The man she got is doing quite well for himself before her and after. But I still think they need someone else for that part like ummm…Jennifer Hudson or Chrisette Michelle maybe? Anybody but Bey. I love her but her acting is atrocious.

  • WhatAWorld08

    Sarah take that dumb shyt over to T/M/Z.Come on now why do you care so much about her marriage,SMDH.

  • WhatAWorld08

    Also I wish they would stop remaking stuff and stick and do what those writers did by sitting down and writing their own scripts!

  • lala

    @Ms Sippi
    Which one, the one they did together with U2?

  • WhatAWorld08

    Ms.Sippi,That was deep…

  • memchee

    russell crowe is a pig, good actor though!

    beyonce can’t act and she’s not getting better with each role.

    girlfriend needs to stick to singing over strong beats and shakin’ her tail!

  • WhatAWorld08

    @LaLa,yeah lol we will see.

  • Somali Ninga


  • jdmann

    If it just has to be interracial Paula Patton, Halle or Tatyana Ali would be perfect for the role…Bey should stick with doing what she does best, Black men.


    Women love a Man in Uniform

  • TRUTH IS....

    Now a real actress should hv gotten that role….

  • WertyBaby

    This is a classic case of somebody getting a role because of their status.


    Who cares that she is Beyonce. SHE CAN’T ACT.

  • z queen of bossip

    Go Beyonce, you go girl.

  • hmm

    too bad she can’t act…and another gossip site said it was the dude from 300 she was gonna be with not russy…so this is pretty much a lame story

  • sepia830

    Russell Crowe and Beyonce? That’s downright laughable. I’m sure Russell Crowe will nix that idea. As talented as he is, even HE can’t make Beyonce look like a real actress.

  • muse

    Wow. It’s sad to see such a lack of creativity. Whatever happened to coming up with good original ideas? I’m tired of seeing remakes. Russell and Beyonce seems like a strange paring. I really hope that Beyonce gets some acting lessons because she is just a bad actress. She seems to try really hard but she never gets into her character. There are so many talented black actresses out there. I’d love to see them get a shot.

  • Mic

    Beyonce has the on screen presence of a block of CEMENT. A remake of The Hags of Harlem would better suit her lack of TALENT. Will we ever be free of this creature.

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