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Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett Team For Barbra Streisand’s Return To Directing, ‘Skinny and Cat’

Posted by , on June 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm 

Barbra Streisand last jumped behind a camera for the Oscar-nominated drama The Mirror Has Two Faces, in which she starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Lauren Bacall. Having been over a decade-and-a-half since that film has hit theaters, the near-EGOT winner (her Tony was honorary, slacker) is now prepping her next directorial effort and she’s lined up quite a cast.

Showbiz411 reports that Streisand has signed on to direct Skinny and Cat with Oscar winners Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett on board to star. The independent film, written by producer Linda Yellen will follow writer Erskine Caldwell (famous for his novel Tobacco Road) and his epic romance between photojournalist Margaret Bourke White, famous for her war pictures.

It’s rare to get such a perfect pair of actors for such a project, so Streisand is already one step up. The pop culture icon will also be seen alongside Seth Rogen in The Guilt Trip this winter and is in talks to star in a remake of Gypsy. With her last two on-screen appearances being in two Fockers films, this is some much-needed, great news.

Production begins January 2013, so expect a release later next year.


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