Barbra Streisand will star in a musical version of OSCAR-winning 1950 film All About Eve.

The 61-year-old diva will take on the role of Margo Channing, played by Bette Davis in the original, which scooped six Academy Awards.

A host of A-list ladies are being touted to play Margo's double-crossing rival EVE HARRINGTON, including singers Britney Spears and CHRISTINA AGUILERA - but Jessica Simpson is reportedly favourite to win the part.

A source says, "Jessica radiates innocence. You wouldn't suspect her of being a slut and a back-stabber."

27/10/2003 09:37