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POLL: Should Russell Crowe and Beyonce make beautiful 'Star Is Born' music?

February 5, 2010 |  6:15 pm

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Our friends at 24 Frames report that the long-gestating update of "A Star Is Born" may finally be moving ahead with long-attached Beyonce. To play the jaded mentor and love interest to her budding young talent? Russell Crowe.

CroweThe Aussie actor is said to be at the top of a short list, with names like Sean Penn and Robert Downey Jr. previously kicked around, and apparently reciprocates the interest. 

Beyonce had a fair amount of success with her last remake, "Dreamgirls," dropping 20 pounds and getting her '60s groove on to play a pseudo Diana Ross. If the current re-imagination is anything like the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand, it could be the edgiest role for B to boot, and perhaps get her that Oscar she runs miles each day for (hear it for yourself in the above video around the 12:20 mark).  

 But back to Crowe -- our Frames friends make two valid points. The first, that this would be a return to more serious fare that we saw from the phone-averse star in his earlier career. The second, that this pairing would probably be the most high-profile big-screen interracial coupling since "The Bodyguard." 

That flick still has the record for bestselling movie soundtrack of all time. Sounds like something only Beyonce could top. 

Meanwhile -- who do you think Beyonce should be paired with, if anyone, in the remake?

-- Matt Donnelly

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Photo: Russell Crowe. Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images