Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen to Star in 'My Mother's Curse' for Paramount

2/06/2011 Posted by Admin

Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen to Star in 'My Mother's Curse' for Paramount

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

After seeing "Knocked Up" the first time, aside from the fact I thought it was a great film, I was even more impressed with Judd Apatow for realizing that Harold Ramis would be the perfect actor to play Seth Rogen's father because, well, he looks like he could be Seth Rogen's father.

Rogen clearly must have a knack for getting realistic looking onscreen parents because yet again it seems that Rogen has found another perfect match: legendary singer Barbara Streisand.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has finally given the green light to the long gestating comedy film, "My Mother's Curse."

The film has been in development for a few years and the road trip story follows an inventor of an organic cleaning product (Seth Rogen), who invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) on a cross-country road trip to sell his product to marketing outlets.

However, they both have secret agendas. He plans to reunite her with a long lost love from her youth, she plans to help him overcome his fear of commitment.

Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal") will direct the film, which was written by Dan Fogelman ("Cars"). Fogelman wrote the script based on his own experience traveling with his mother.

I think this project has potential to be a truly great comedy film. Folgeman has shown he is a sharp writer and I think Rogen is just comic gold at this point. One thing that I really like about this project is the fact that the two actors playing mother and son actually look like they could be mother and son. While that isn't always the most important thing, I think it will help this particular film, especially since its taken a while to get into production.

Evan Goldberg, Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn are producing while shooting is scheduled to kick off this spring.

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