Could it have been Clint Eastwood comments at the Republican National Convent that made Beyonce drop out of the film? Well according to reports that’s not it, scheduling conflicts are to blame.
Beyoncé is backing out because her schedule was already packed and that without a set start date the scheduling became too complicated for the singer.
The long-awaited musical had already been delayed due to the pop star’s pregnancy last year and was also stalled due to a prolonged search for a suitable male lead.
A-listers including Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper were all said to be in the running to star opposite Beyoncé.
This film would be the fourth big screen interpretation of a rising starlet paired alongside a fading star on the decline. Following the first version in 1937, Judy Garland made a career comeback in the lead back in 1954 and Barbara Streisand scored one of her biggest hits with her 1976 remake.
The new version was reportedly going to hew closer to the Streisand edition and the screenwriter apparently drew inspiration from the tragic life and times of Kurt Cobain.
A replacement for Beyoncé has yet to be announced.