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Bradley Cooper's directorial debut is apparently dead and it's all because of Beyonce.

The actor was planning to direct a remake of "A Star is Born," but, according to the New York Post, the plan has been put on the shelf, possibly permanently, because he wanted the Queen Bey to star in it.

Beyonce, though, wants too much money for the role and he isn't willing to pony up that kind of dough.

The report says Bradley was negotiating with Warner Bros. to take the reigns on the 1950s musical remake. He was set to star in the film, as well.

Beyonce, he'd hoped, was going to play the lead of a young woman who has dreams to become a star and those dreams are aided by an aging icon.

The movie now seems like it's just that, merely a dream.

"Beyonce wanted too much money, and Warner Bros. balked at her price," a source told the Page Six section of the newspaper. "The production budget was also said to be an issue with the studio, so the project has fallen apart."

Two other sources said that the project isn't dead in the water and both even sounded hopeful, although they both conceded that Bradley isn't solely focused on the remake as he once was.

"Bradley has started reading scripts for his next acting project," the second source said. "But the 'Star Is Born' project remains in development and Bradley is still involved."

The Post's third source claimed, "This project is something Bradley has been involved with for a long time. It has gone on the back burner, but he's still working on it, among other projects."

The film would be a remake of the 1954 Judy Garland musical. However, the 50's version was actually a remake of a 1937 film that starred Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. It was also remade in 1976, but that version was universally blasted by critics.

Back in 2011, Clint Eastwood was rumored to be directing a remake with Beyonce in the lead. The film kept getting delayed at the time. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio were all rumored to take on the role as lead at the time.