WB courting Tom Cruise for ‘A Star is Born’

Clint Eastwood directing remake of musical

With execs buzzing about his performance as an 80s rock star in Warner Bros. and New Line’s upcoming musical “Rock of Ages,” Tom Cruise finds himself being courted by WB to topline Clint Eastwood’s “A Star is Born” along with Beyonce.

Cruise starts shooting Universal’s untitled, Joseph Kosinski-directed sci-fi pic next week, and after wrapping production on that film, he’s skedded to star in Doug Liman’s “All You Need Is Kill” for Warners.

While there haven’t been any negotiations, let alone a deal, the studio has been talking to Cruise to gauge his interest in the project, a prospect that Cruise didn’t immediately reject, given the chance to work with Eastwood for the first time.

It’s unclear whether WB would be willing to accommodate Cruise’s schedule, but should he pursue the project, he’d play an over-the-hill musician who falls for a young singer who he’s trying to help make a star.

Over the past year, WB has eyed Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Leonardo DiCaprio for the plum part.