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Streisand To Helm "Skinny and Cat"

By Garth Franklin Thursday June 21st 2012 11:50PM

Though she's still securing financing, Barbra Streisand is looking to direct the $20 million love story "Skinny and Cat" as her first effort behind the camera since 1996 says Reuters.

The story deals with a love story about late writer Erskine Caldwell and his late wife, American photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett are reportedly attached to play the leads.

Linda Yellen penned the script, but the project hasn't gotten the green light as yet "because of financing issues" says her rep. As previously reported, Streisand is also working on a movie adaptation of the stage musical "Gypsy".

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