Streisand's Directing Her First Movie In 16 Years

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If she can raise the money, that is.

And it's pretty shocking that she's having trouble doing so considering that Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star in the film, which is called Skinny and Cat.

Is it about Kate Hepburn and a very thin stutterer?

No, it concerns the relationship between writer Erskine Caldwell and photojournalist Margaret Bourke White.

This would be Babs' first directing effort since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996.

Maybe if they retitled it The Lens Has Two Faces, the money would be more forthcoming.

Streisand also has another project coming up, and this one is definite because it's already been filmed.

She's playing Seth Rogen's mother in the comedy The Guilt Trip.

And guess which title doesn't come up at all in the linked article?

Gypsy!!!

Maybe it's not Rose's turn after all.


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11 comments
dhcinla
dhcinla

Why would that story be so facinating to her ? Sounds like a yawn - and didnt Candy Bergen play her once, years ago ? Oh, maybe I'm thinking of  " Gandhi" ? Didnt she have a cameo , at the end, when Gandhi is assassinated, as Bourke -White ? Barbra should do "Sunset Blvd". It's the perfect role for her. Her " With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye", on "Back To Broadway" were amazing.

Galloshumor620
Galloshumor620

the seth rogan film has been screened in LA   why are they holding it,,,I heard it was good  maybe for after the concert   Xmas

Musto
Musto

Update: "Gypsy" is still on her docket, whatever that means.

Jonster
Jonster

Streisand should dip into her own pocket?  Yeah, like that's gonna happen.  (snicker, ripsnort, guffaw) If you want to know why she's having trouble raising money, just read this part of MM's blurb: "... it concerns the relationship between writer Erskine Caldwell and photojournalist Margaret Bourke White." I fell asleep just reading it.  Honestly, if I was a Hollywood money man, I'd be thinking:  do people really know these two, or care about them?  . 

exackerly
exackerly

Oh... skinny and cut... I thought it was going to be gay-themed for some reason...

Under 30 Movie Goer
Under 30 Movie Goer

That's another clue that it's crap. Erskine Caldwell and Margaret Bourke White aint crowd pleasers.

Rodeo
Rodeo

Blanchett and Firth? No American actors were/are available? 

Billy Clinton
Billy Clinton

like the cliche goes....if she thought this movie was gonna be such a hit, she would put up the money herself. knows better than to put up her own money for such a turkey.

Ynot
Ynot

Yeah, couldn't she just reach into her own pocket and come up with the 20 million?

latenitebump
latenitebump

what about the proceeds from her concerts? hard to raise the money? isn´t she set to do an album with rihanna?

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