I’m sorry but the idea of Bradley Cooper directing and co-writing the third big-studio remake of A Star Is Born with Beyonce in the lead is…well, pretty close to ghastly. Not to mention unwise on Cooper’s part. An untested director always wants his/her first film to be an under-the-radar indie, and then he/she can make a big studio-funded flick. If it happens the new Star Is Born will be commercial, of course, but is there anyone who isn’t sick to death of this grotesque showbiz yarn? (Nutshell: The career of a gifted but unknown singer-actress is nurtured and nudged along by her alcoholic superstar husband, and as she becomes more and more successful his career goes farther and farther down the drain.) This was never that great of a story. Nobody wants to hang with a guy with alcohol and drug-abuse issues, much less a suicidal one, and I’ve personally had a bitch of a time watching the three previous attempts — The 1937 Star is Born with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the 1954 widescreen version with Judy Garland and James Mason, and the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Please…not again.