Tom Cruise may star with Beyonce in the ‘A Star is Born’ remake: terrible idea?

Even though Rock of Ages won’t hit theaters until June 15, the Hollywood powers that be have decided that the world will not soon tire of watching Tom Cruise work it as a has-been rock star. In fact, the gloriously painful trailer and images of Tom rocking out on a balcony have been caused so much buzz that filmmakers on the upcoming A Star is Born remake are trying to recruit Tom for the male lead in a revamped story of the love affair between a young musical ingenue and a washed-up rock star. Presumably, Cruise would be the Kris Kristofferson to Beyonce’s Barbra Stresand. Sounds like a total nightmare, right? It could totally happen:

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise is talking to Clint Eastwood about joining Beyonce in A Star Is Born, the Warner Bros remake. This comes after Cruise morphed into an Axl Rose-like 80s rock icon in Rock of Ages, so he’d be able to handle the singing part of that comes with playing an over the hill musician who helps launch the star of an ingenue he falls in love with and who watches him slide while her star soars. We have no idea if Cruise will say yes, or if the schedules will mesh since he’s just beginning shooting on the Joseph Kosinski-directed Oblivion, followed by the Doug Liman-directed All You Need Is Kill Are for Warner Bros. The film has drawn the interest of top talent, but it has taken a long time. Some of that had to do with Beyonce’s pregnancy, but she’s ready to shoot as soon as June. The studio at various times has discussed everyone from Will Smith to Christian Bale, Eminem and Russell Crowe, and the addition of Eastwood makes the whole thing more attractive. Deadline revealed that Cruise might take on Rock of Ages at an early stage, so who knows?

[From Deadline]

So rumor has it that Warner Bros is attempting to aggressively court Tom for the role, and Variety points out that it’s a positive sign that Tom “didn’t immediately reject” all talk of his participation in the male starring role. Should he choose to accept this mission (har har), this would be the first time for Tom to pair up with Clint Eastwood.

However, Tom is a very (inexplicably) busy man at this point, and if I had to take a guess, I’d say that scheduling matters will muck up the Cruise casting. After all, Beyonce is apparently chomping at the bit to get back to work, and Clint probably wants to get the hell out of his house while his wife films the Reality Show of End Times. Speaking of which, maybe all of that reality television nonsense has been messing with Clint’s mind and chipping away at his cool factor even before the show has aired. How else would one explain Clint’s decision to remake A Star is Born? With or without the involvement of the Unhinged Lift Wearing Midget, this project is just all around bad news.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    In my opinion the remake of a movie is NEVER a good idea,but this one in particular screams MESS. Beyoncé as Barbra Streisand? They must be kidding.
    Now Tom Cruise.
    Clint Eastwood…I suppose we should accept he is getting old.

    • brin says:

      This is like the 3rd or 4th remake. Judy Garland did it before Streisand.
      This will be an ego-driven flop, imo.

      • Eleonor says:

        You’re right, and while the musical starring Garland was a hit, when they made the movie (with Garland) it was rather disappointing. I think the last remake was the one with Streisand.

    • carrie says:

      THE ARTIST was also a hidden remake of A STAR IS BORN

  2. carrie says:

    i was not interested by the other leads (Dicaprio? Bale?? Hamm???) i don’t know why but now i like this weird idea of Beyonce/Eastwood/Cruise collaboration

    NB: i love ROCK OF AGE trailer : it looks like a great guilty pleasure

    i know many people hate Cruise here (because he’s scientologist)but he’s a charismatic actor

  3. Katie says:

    Beyonce and Tom Cruise. Um…pass. That’s just too much crazy ego in one movie.

  4. dorothy says:

    No, no and NO!

    • gg says:

      Ill-advised, disgusting, and completely nauseating. Why does every goober Tom Dick and Harry actor HAVE to play a “rock star”. They have no inkling of the world of rock stars, so it’s always a huge embarrassment.

    • mizriz says:

      Dear God or Xenu…Hell, no!

    • Sugar says:

      Totally what I was going to write & worth repeating no no & NO

  5. dave says:

    Putting all their private life aside: Tom is one of the finest actors today, Clint one of the finest Director and Beyonce, well singing without doubt, but acting not so much. Well lets see. Im gone watch this for sure.

    • fabgrrl says:

      I read the headline and thought, “This is actually a NOT terrible idea.” I could see this working.

    • mln76 says:

      Tom isn’t a fine actor he plays crazy and arrogant well but not vulnerable. Did you read the reviews for J Edgar? Oh and Beyonce is not a good actress and isn’t even that good of a singer she can dance and looks good in costumes.

      • dave says:

        Despite Edgar Clint is a fine director, I didn’t read the critics yet, but one movie isn’t going to stain him as a bad director. He has plenty of good films.

        Tom puts great effort in his character by investing a lot of time. Collateral, Last Samurai.. and more.

        I agree with u on Beyonces acting skills, but her singing talent? It is top notch. Her career is simply proof of that.

        Im not a fan or anything, nor do I like the choices they make in their personal life. However Im fair enough to acknowledge their skills.

  6. KLO says:

    When I saw the title, I said “OH GOD” out loud and chuckled in discomfort. Is that a bad sign?

  7. Eleonor says:

    O God.I can’t stop thinking about Beyoncé and Tom’s heels. Tom is going to wear the hell out of his lifted shoes to not look too much short next to Bey. Or he will order to some of his scientoloslaves to cut Bey’s heels.

  8. Thea says:

    For whatever reason he does draw crowds. And I admit I have liked some of his movies. But Beyonce? Get real.

    • Bej says:

      Yeah for some ‘unknown’ reason, still draws a crowd, like the 200 strong rent-a-crowd in Mumbai

      • Mia says:

        The box office for the last MI movie wasn’t just made of rent-a-fans. I think Cruise still has a big name appeal to some.

  9. Lee says:

    Some remakes should never happen…..this is one of them…

  10. Hautie says:

    Oh good grief.

    Beyonce is determined to be an actress. Unfortunately, she has just as much talent as Madonna.

    They may be able to sing. But they are horrible actresses.

    Yet, I am somewhat stunned that Cruise would even want his name attached to this stinker.

    I would have given him more credit, than to walk into remake of this film. He is still getting first look at good stuff. Why slum with this project?

  11. mia girl says:

    Lord help us.

  12. Agnes says:

    omg, Bedhead, i totally agree with you – Clint Eastwood must have lost it (age? the reality show?) to be involved in a project like this. terrible. he used to be the epitome of cool. and now he’s going to work with Tom Cruise? ugh.

  13. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Cast Tommy and Jennifer Hudson, and you have ‘A Star is Born’ that I’d watch. Bey does not have the acting chops that are even close to ‘Dream Girl’ JHud.

    Just Sayin’.

  14. Ainsley says:

    Horrible idea! Beyonce needs to let the idea of being an actress go, especially when it’s a movie that’s been done already and she’ll be compared to earlier actresses. And Tom in it–oh Lord! I love Clint but he might be going senile.

  15. Cathy says:

    No, I don’t think so. Don’t like Cruise or Beyonce anyway. Clint looks like he’s wearing little old man pants that go up past his waist in that picture. It must be the way he is sitting. That picture is awful

  16. fabgrrl says:

    So….they are re-making the Barbra Streisand version? The rock-n-roll one? That could work…not that Beyonce can hold a candle to Barbra’s acting, but she CAN sing. I’m glad they aren’t trying to remake the 1950s one, because Katie Holmes already thinks she can be Judy Garland. Then again, considering that movie is a painful, voyeuristic view of Judy’s drug problem, they couldn’t do any worse.

    But what if they remade the 1930s version? All melodramatic, overblown, sentimental, and hammy? That could work for Tom Cruise and Beyonce.

  17. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:

    Who else can see Tom Cruise gazing into a mirror, speaking to his own image…saying out loud how he’d like f**k himself? Cause, I sure can.

  18. Cleveland Girl says:

    I think that if they choose an African American in the female lead, then an African American should be in the male lead. How about JZ?? That would be interesting. The story is good enough that they don’t have to add anymore “drama.” We have seen this done 4 times with Caucasian actors.

  19. Jackie says:

    cardboard tom and wannabe actress beyonce! i can’t imagine a more awful pairing. talk about lack of chemistry.

    i like the idea of remaking this movie, if the setting/characters were of the hip hop world.

  20. skuddles says:

    Argh, no… bad… all wrong. The Diva and the Dwarf. Please no!

  21. Madpoe says:

    Remind me not to pay my cable bill so I can be spared the movie’s trailers for the Cruise/Bey-non-sense.

  22. DoMaJoReMc says:


  23. LAK says:

    I agree with you but isn’t the problem that the recent generation of Hollywood simply don’t make good remakes?

    HIGH SOCIETY, A STAR IS BORN [various versions],CAPE FEAR, POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, MEET JOE BLACK, YOU GOT MAIL, ANNA and THE KING [various versions], THE MUMMY [parts 1&2], PRIDE AND PREJUDICE [various versions, JANE EYRE [various versions], OLIVER TWIST [various versions], DIAL M FOR MURDER and more are all very good remakes.

  24. Shoes says:

    Bey and Tom could commiserate on pillow pregnancies! (For the record, I’m just kidding. I don’t think Bey faked her pregnancy. But Katie Holmes’s was hinky.)

  25. Jayna says:

    Tom is a great actor. He could pull it off. But Beyonce, although being one of the most beautiful women in the business, is just okay as an actress and has a monotone speaking voice that doesn’t serve her well in acting.

  26. Day says:

    *le sigh*

    Stop giving Beyonce movie roles. She can’t act. I remember reading in an interview where she said she wanted to act to win an Oscars. huh? See, this is the main reason I don’t like Beyonce: Greed. She isn’t getting into acting simply b/c she loves the craft. No, she wants rewards. It isn’t enough that she has obtained just about every music award known to man, she now has to try and conquer the movie world. Look, I am not one of those ppl that say singers should stick to singing and actors should stick to acting. If you have more than one talent, why limit yourself to one thing? But, Beyonce has NO talent when it comes to acting. I don’t even see potential. The girl is just awful. If Clint can’t get a decent performance out of her, no one can. Hopefully, this is a disaster and I never have to hear about Beyonce in another movie ever again.

    Also, with all the amazing novels out, why does Hollywood keep going w/the remakes. Like, why?

    • Dhavy says:

      Agree with your post. First thought was Are you f*cking kidding me? Beyonce???? If Tom can transform himself into a rock star so can any actress. Why are the studios trying to shove singers and bad ones at that, down our throats as actors when there already a crapload of bad ones as it is?

    • mln76 says:

      yup absolutely the girl can’t act, she can’t sing either but thank god for auto-tune and re-mixing ;)

    • Cerulean says:

      Totally agree. She stinks as an actress. Totally talent free in that regard. She’s the African American Madonna. Averagely talented in her main “talent” and horrendous in her side gig.

  27. Dee Cee says:

    Please they both need to do “this movie” while in their superior ‘dominate all’ stage of their entertainment careers.. Reality intervention is good.

  28. Mom says:

    I don’t watch Tom Cruise movies and only watched the Beyonce movie to see her sing.

    Now Clint Eastwood is another story. In the 1970s I was bringing in my groceries and there he was at the LaHabra apartment complex. I didn’t believe the rumor that he was there occasionally. Literally took my breath away.

  29. anonymoose says:

    A terrible idea on every level.

    If it gets made, it will prove this…so that’s the upside. Maybe it will be the last acting gig for either of these 2 lame-o robotic bloated egoMANIACS.

  30. Jordan says:

    I don’t hate the idea of a remake of ASIB since the last remake was long enough away that they can honestly say they are bringing the story to a younger audience that may not have seen it otherwise. That being said, Beyonce can sing but she’s not the best actress, add that to her acting beside Tom Cruise who is good and I think she will end up being painful to watch. Off topic, that pic of Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages always gives me a laugh.

  31. Newtsgal says:

    Why is it that Hollyweird is always remaking movies? Can ya’ll not come up with something original?
    The hurricane of delusions that swirls around Beyonce and Tommygirl is enough to keep me from watching this movie.

  32. ccoop says:

    Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease let this be true, I SO want to see TC playing Streisand’s part! And Beyonce would def. get an Oscar nom for the Kristofferson role…

    Such casting would be my movie popcorn dream come true. LOL

  33. lucy2 says:

    I think the real crime here is not that Tom Cruise may sign on, but that Clint Eastwood hired Beyonce. BEYONCE!!!

    • Emily says:

      Yep. Not only can she not act, but she’s way too old to be playing an ingenue starting out in the business.

  34. Dirty Martini says:

    I will boycott that hot mess. Id rather clean out my cat’s ears.

  35. TheOriginalVictoria says:


  36. Paula says:

    Are they f–king kidding me? Why do they have to remake it AGAIN? Especially with those two a–holes!

  37. normades says:

    The original by David O. Selznick is one of my favorite films. It’s theme of young ingenue getting bigger than her has-been hubby is timeless and still pertinent today. That’s why it’s been remade so many times.

    While Janet Gaynor was already 30 when she had that role, she was able to convey a freshness that Bey never could.

  38. No? says:

    Typical TC pr moves because of the..

  39. Adrien says:

    I’d watch it for Tom. I don’t mind watching Tom in movies. It’s his off-cam persona I can’t stand.
    Since Beyonce is cast as Barbra’s character, I hope Jay-Z gets to sing his version of “Star is Born” (feat. J.Cole).

  40. Kelly says:

    Yes. Horrible idea.

  41. Theta says:

    Terrible idea, Beyonce and the poster child of that Cult together in one movie, ugh. Clint Eastwood, why?

    That pic of Tommy in Rock of Ages always makes me giggle. This film has “IT SUCKS” written all over it.

  42. Lele says:

    As a fourth (fifth?) remake of “A Star is Born” this just sounds like a baaaaad idea.

  43. Jover says:

    Agree day and other posters; bouncy can’t act because she has no real personality, fake and programmed from her teen years, where could she acquire the life experiences that would deepen her skills when acting. And good God, hasn’t she made enough money that she must still stuff her fat arse down our glutted throats.

  44. vegemite says:

    Since Bey likes awards,maybe she wants a Razzie?.I’m surprised she hasnt got one already.This’ll be her chance!
    And those who think she can ‘dance’-yeah,like a toy whose batteries are running out!