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Casting Couch: Beyonce And Leonardo In “A Star Is Born”? Scarlett Teaming Up With Apatow?

This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won’t get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of “A Star is Born,” the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin’ make it big while his own career crumbled. Both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have starred in remakes of it before, so I was interested to see who Eastwood would big for the female lead. And woo hoo—it will be Beyoncé. Will Smith was once rumored to for the male lead, but the word on the street now is that Eastwood is going after Leonardo DiCaprio, who he’s currently working with on “J. Edgar.” And that pairing would be kinda awesome. [Deadline]

Speaking of ladies we love belting out songs on screen, Scarlett Johansson has signed on for a musical, too. She will star in “Can A Song Save Your Life?” as a singer/songwriter who–hello similar movie plot—falls for a washed up A&R dude. (Both Mark Ruffalo and Jim Carrey have been rumored names to play the dude.) The movie will be produced by Judd Apatow and helmed by John Carney, the director of “Once.” Fun! [NY Mag]

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