STREISAND LIKES WHAT SHE'S SEEN OF REMAKE OF ''A STAR IS BORN''

Jun 13, 2018

By Bob Komsic

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It does not come out until the fall, but Barbra Streisand is giving the early thumbs up to a remake of the 1976 romantic drama ”A Star Is Born”.
(AP)
Streisand and Kris Kristofferson starred in the original story about a rising performers and a fading star.
This one will feature Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
”What I saw of it was very good,” said Streisand.
”It just it feels reminiscent of mine, but they added some new things which I liked, too … I’m sure it’ll work”.”
It’s the fourth version of the film.
”The story works.  It worked in 1937 (with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March).  It worked in 1954 (Judy Garland and James Mason).  It worked in 1976 and it’s going to work in 2018.  It’s Romeo and Juliet — everyone knows the ending, but they like watching how we get there,” added Streisand.
Meanwhile, her version of ”A Star Is Born” is coming to Netflix and will include a scene she’d cut where she performs an instrumental of the Oscar-winning song ”Evergreen”.
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