Will Smith is in talks to star in a remake of “A Star Is Born” for Warner Bros., with the studio seeking to pair him with a major female singing star and add a new twist to the tale. “Star” was first made in 1937 with Fredric March and Janet Gaynor, again in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason and in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Those films featured a male star who discovers and falls in love with a young woman whose fame begins to eclipse his. The new version features a gender role reversal, with Smith as the young unknown who falls in love with a femme superstar.

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