The prestigious Venice film festival has announced a star-studded line up which sets the tone for this year's awards season.
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.
Madonna has accepted an undisclosed amount in damages for a "serious invasion of privacy" from the publishers of MailOnline.
Ed Sheeran is up against acts including Stormzy and Alt-J in the battle for this year's Mercury Prize.
Justin Bieber has hit a photographer with his pick-up truck after trying to leave a church in California.
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