The Barbra Streisand blogosphere goes bananas for THE GUILT TRIP

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Did you know there was a Barbra Streisand blogosphere? Of course you did! And it can barely contain itself over Babs’ first non-FOCKERS role as an actress in more than 15 years, playing Seth Rogen‘s kvetchy overbearing mom in Paramount’s upcoming THE GUILT TRIP. First of all, perfect casting, no? Secondly, we mean “upcoming” in the loosest sense of the word — apparently, the film has had quite a few tweaks, both in release date and in title. But don’t fret: Although changes like this normally mean a studio is less than thrilled, screenings for this mom-son road trip flick (originally titled MY MOTHER’S CURSE) have actually tested through the roof, and as a result Paramount first moved the film from Mother’s Day to pre-Thanksgiving and finally to Christmas Day. These moves betray the studio’s increased confidence in the film, since Christmas is the time to roll out the biggest and best. And we would expect nothing less from Streisand or Rogen, not to mention director Anne Fletcher (of THE PROPOSAL) and writer Dan Fogelman, who penned the not-at-all-bad CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

Thanks in part to the delay, anticipation for GUILT TRIP (which completed filming a whole year ago) has boiled over from places like The Barbra Archives to The National Enquirer, which posted yet-to-be-officially-released photos of Babs and Rogen in action.

Photo credit: The Barbra Archives

An anonymous Barbra enthusiast who has his finger on the pulse of all things Streisand reports, “The blogs all say they got along like a house on fire — worked well as a comedy team — and several of the three or four day players commented on how great they are together.” As for a trailer, he speculates that we might finally get a glimpse next month, perhaps tacked onto the Meryl Streep-Tommy Lee Jones marriage comedy HOPE SPRINGS.

The Funny Lady is also being tapped to direct the highly anticipated Cate Blanchett-Colin Firth vehicle SKINNY THE CAT, so clearly, Babs-aholics have many reasons to rejoice!