This maybe hard to believe, but it’s true. Clint Eastwood is set to direct his first musical film for the big screen, he will do “A Star Is Born” remake. Beyonce Knowles is set to star the leading role. Many people don’t know this, but Clint Eastwood is a music lover and musician himself. Yes, that’s true. Eastwood composed music for his own films. Eastwood wrote the scores for “Mystic River”, and “Changeling”. He also wrote the song for the end credits of his own film, “Gran Torino”. That’s probably why Warner Bros. hired Clint to do the film because of his knowledge with music. Clint will probably write the music for “A Star Is Born” too.
Clint’s never done a musical before, so this is something new definitely. With the success of musical films such as “Chicago”, “Mamma Mia” and “Burlesque” winning awards, maybe Clint is trying to get into the award thing.
This may seem weird that Clint is doing this, I think he signed on to this project because this is something he always wanted to do. Make a musical.
Read the story here, at Deadline.