Update: Barbra Streisand Is Not Re-Cutting Funny Girl's Movie Ending | Playbill

Film & TV News Update: Barbra Streisand Is Not Re-Cutting Funny Girl's Movie Ending

James Brolin has released a statement clearing up his recent misstatement on Bill Maher's podcast.

Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl

If you had been looking forward to a new edition of Funny Girl's film adaptation, we've got bad news. James Brolin misspoke when he shared recently that wife Barbra Streisand was re-cutting the end of the film. Brolin released a statement clearing up the matter, chalking it up to "drinking tequila."

"To my wife Barbra and all her fans, drinking tequila with Bill Maher on his Club Random podcast recently, I mistakenly mentioned the wrong film. I meant to say my wife was working on The Way We Were. Apologies for all the confusion," reads the statement.

Many Streisand fans had already guessed as much, primarily because her desire to add back some cut scenes to the ending of The Way We Were has been a longtime project. Brolin also shared that the work was being done for the film's 50th anniversary, which came five years ago for Funny GirlThe Way We Were is set to be re-released on 4k Blu-ray later this month for its actual 50th anniversary. The new release will include two cuts of the film, the original and Streisand's extended version with two additional scenes.

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