Beyonce''s "A Star Is Born" role

Clint Eastwood will direct the singer in musical remake

Beyoncé is to play singer Esther Hoffman in a remake of popular musical A Star Is Born , according to film industry website Deadline.

The musical has been remade several times but the most popular version was the 1976's one starring Barbara Streisand .

Veteran actor and director Clint Eastwood will direct the movie, which is slated for a 2012 release.

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