Barbra Streisand, the legendary singer and actress, is set to direct her fourth feature film, her first since 1996. The as-yet-untitled story centers around the romance between groundbreaking photographer Margaret Bourke-White and author Erskine Caldwell, who collaborated on several projects together in the 1930s and '40s.
Streisand's previous forays into film-making have all been hugely successful. She made her directorial debut in 1983 with "Yentl," and went on to helm 1991's "Prince of Tides" and 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces." All three films garnered 14 total Academy Award nominations, and "Prince of Tides" was nominated for Best Picture (though Streisand was famously excluded from that year's Best Director category).
Unlike the other three films she's directed, Streisand is not slated to appear in the Bourke-White/Caldwell movie. Casting is currently underway, and shooting is expected to start sometime before the end of the year.
Babs is also overseeing the development of the script, which will tell the story of Bourke-White, the first female photojournalist at "Life" magazine, and Caldwell, the controversial author to whom she was married from 1936 to 1952.
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