Clint Eastwood is to direct Beyonce Knowles in a remake of 'A Star Is Born'.

The Oscar-winning actor-and-director is in talks with the stunning star to take on the role of an aspiring singer who falls for an older rock star in the movie.

No announcement has been made on the male lead but Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and 'Mad Men's Jon Hamm have all been linked with the role.

Clint's producing partner Rob Lorenzo will share the directing duties, while Bill Gerber, Jon Peters and Basil Iwanyk are set to produce.

This will be the fourth remake of the movie, with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson starring in the most recent version in 1976, Judy Garland and James Mason played the lovers in 1954 while the original featured Janet Gaynor and Frederic March.