By Megan McGuire


Proving once again that no one can rain on her parade, Barbra Streisand is returning to the director’s chair for a biopic chronicling the life of the Russian empress Catherine the Great.


This project will be her first film in nearly two decades, and will be produced by “Life of Pi producer Gil Netter.


Kristina Lauren Anderson penned the script, which topped the 2014 Black List for best unproduced screenplays. Currently, however, the movie is being packaged.


Streisand’s film chronicle’s the life of Catherine the Great, starting with her marriage to the next –in-line for the Russian throne. However, her husband is both abusive and too inept to rule, and the story folllows her rise to power as per her will, determination and intelligence.


Streisand last directed “The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996, in addition to 1983’s “Yentl, and 1991’s “Prince of Tides. Over the course of her career, Streisand has received 14 Oscar nominations.

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