OMG! The story of Barbra Streisand on film?
It may be closer than you think if writer/producers David A. Lee and Daniel Vaillancourt get their way!
Based on William J. Mann's unauthorized biography Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand, the film would cover Babs' early years as an unknown trying to make it as an actress.
So basically, "A Star Is Born star is born?" It sounds great! Now all they need is a leading lady! Lee says:
"Obviously, casting the starring role is crucial–and difficult. We went to Lea Michele first, because it’s such an obvious and commercial choice to us."
Unfortunately, Lea says she isn't interested in doing more TV right now. But that doesn't mean anyone is giving up! Lee says:
"The actress who plays Barbra will be nominated for awards. It could be real event television. Could HBO be interested in the wake of the Liberace biopic? We hope so."
See, Lea? That wouldn't be TV. It's HBO! Not to mention it's BARBRA! Hello! Dolly!
[Image via Twitter/Columbia Pictures.]
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