Barbra Streisand returns to big screen

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Barbra Streisand, who has not appeared on film for eight years, will return to the screen in the sequel to the comedy hit ‘Meet the Parents’, Xinhua reports.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Streisand, who last appeared in 1996’s ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’, is in final negotiations to play Ben Stiller’s mother in ‘Meet the Fockers’, the sequel to the 2000 comedy hit ‘Meet the Parents’.

Jay Roach will direct ‘Fockers’ for Universal Pictures.

Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo will return in their original roles. Dustin Hoffman was cast as Stiller’s father in January.

In the sequel, Greg Focker (Stiller) and his fiancée Pam Byrnes (Polo) have won over Byrnes’ parents, Jack (De Niro) and Dina (Danner). But when the tightly wound Byrnes family is introduced to Greg’s parents, the hyper-relaxed Fockers, there is an immediate clash.

Streisand won a best actress Oscar for 1969’s ‘Funny Girl’ and was nominated in the same category for 1973’s ‘The Way We Were’. — HNS