Streisand, Streep, Close


Prediction: a movie version of the Lloyd-Webber musical “Sunset Boulevard” will never happen, at least on the big screen. There’s been a lot of talk this past week that Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep, and Glenn Close (pictured left to right above) are all in the running to play the silent-screen diva Norma Desmond in this movie adapation, probably because new shows like “Hairspray” and “High School Musical 2” are doing so well at the box office at the moment.

But in Hollywood an actress is considered over-the-hill at 35, not 60, so I can’t see anyone this side of Nicole Kidman being able to induce big studios to invest.

Meanwhile, Streep is already doing a feature-film musical — that giant piece of dreck known as “Mamma Mia.” (I hope they paid her boatloads of money for that one, since there had been interest in her starring in Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd,” which she at least tacitly nixed.)

If they ever do make a movie of “Sunset Boulevard,” in my book there’s no contest at to whom should star: it’s Streisand by a Brooklyn mile.

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