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Barbra Streisand and Larry Kramer re-open their war of words about making “The Normal Heart” into a film

These two are just going to have to agree to disagree!

Barbra Streisand said Thursday that she would be making her final statement in her long-running war of words with playwright Larry Kramer over turning his play The Normal Heart into a feature film.

Kramer is blasting Streisand for not being able to get the film made and pointing out that Glee creator Ryan Murphy has managed to lined up an all-star cast to finally get it done.

‘ … All those many years you could have directed it — what happened to all that time? … Ryan has wonderful ideas that jell and enhance my work. You said you couldn’t get financing. He has his financing. He said if he couldn’t get it, he’d finance it himself. (You chose to remodel and redecorate your houses.) This is a man whose driving passion to make this movie is extraordinary.’

Streisand responds said that even after the rights reverted back to Kramer 15 years ago, she still worked – without pay – on getting the movie made and said Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Bradley Cooper had agreed to participate based on an adaptation of Kramer’s script that Streisand said she had done to make the play more ‘cinematic.’

‘I think it’s unfair to keep blaming me for the movie not getting made,’ Streisand writes. ‘I worked on it for 25 years, without pay. Larry had the rights for the last 15 years and he couldn’t get it made either. Those are the facts, and none of this is news to Larry.

To see the full version of this story, go over to Gay Star News.

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  1. Nice Photo of Barbra as for the feud…Que Sera, Sera!

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