The decades-old spat between Barbra Streisand and playwright Larry Kramer over the failed attempts to film his play "The Normal Heart" is back on -- this time on the director/actress' website.
Responding to critical email from Kramer, Streisand wrote on her website Thursday: "I think it’s unfair to keep blaming me for the movie not getting made. I worked on it for 25 years, without pay. Larry had the rights for the last 15 years and he couldn’t get it made either. Those are the facts, and none of this is news to Larry."
In the 1980s, Streisand was attached to direct Kramer's 1985 autobiographical drama about the early days of the AIDS epidemic. After several false starts and a tug-of-war over money and rewrites, the option returned to Kramer.
The story is now in the hands of "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, who optioned the play last year, and has assembled a cast that includes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons, who starred in the play's 2011 Broadway revival, which won a Tony.