Kevin Spacey has reportedly dropped plans to star in a West End production of A STAR IS BORN. The Hollywood actor was set to play the role of washed up star Norman Maine in a new stage adaptation of the famous film, to be hosted at London's Old Vic theatre, where Spacey is artistic director.
But Spacey has now reportedly pulled out of the project, which was due to be staged this autumn (09).
The play will instead go ahead in New York with a different cast, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
The show's director Jonathan Butterell says the decision was made at the last minute as a rehearsal workshop was due to take place this spring (09).
He says, "It's all very confusing because two days ago he was all but signed to do it, but now he's not."
A Star Is Born, which tells the story of an unknown singer who marries an alcoholic actor, originally hit the big screen in 1937 - it was subsequently remade twice with both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand in the lead role.