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Confirmed! Barbra In "Serious" Talks With Sondheim & Laurents To Star In Gypsy!

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Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Here's Rose Barbra!

Sources are confirming that Barbra Streisand is in serious talks to star in a movie remake of the classic musical, Gypsy!

Ooh! We got all tingling writing that!

According to an interview with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, the men behind Mama Rose an the Gypsy story, Babs has already sat down with them to discuss the film project in depth. Though previous reports indicated that Barbra may also be stepping behind the lens to act as director, Mr. Laurents, the author of the show's book, explains that isn't happening. He explains that she once want to, but decided " playing Rose is enough to make her happy.”

So far,Warner Brothers and Joel Silver are attached as producers and Mr. Laurents reveals that he and Barbra have started to discuss casting. Their choice to play Herbie, Rose’s love interest and the talent manager of her two daughters? Tom Hanks!

Wouldn't that be an interesting pairing!

Though the original 1962 flick has a rather devoted following (and equally devoted group of haters), Mr. Laurents says he is "pleased" that there is a "different film version for the historical record” in the making.

There are no words to express how pleased we are, as well. Hearing this makes us think everything's bright lights and lollipops!

Please, please, PLEASE get started on this right away!

[Image via WENN.]

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11 comments to “Confirmed! Barbra In "Serious" Talks With Sondheim & Laurents To Star In Gypsy!”

  1. 1

    I cant stand that fugly bitch!!

  2. 2

    What is she, 80? 90?

  3. 3

    She could be Anistons Mother.

  4. 4

    irritating, ugly old hag

  5. 5

    You know Patti Lupone is pissed off about this- I wonder who she is yelling at. Old broads and theatre queens love this musical- but no one else does. No one cared when Bette Midler was doing it and no one will care if Babs tries to do it- it's a role for has-beens. She would be better off trying to come up with something original- as long as it's not a stupid Fockers movie!

  6. 6

    This could be the ultimate capstone to her magnificent career! What a perfect role for a perfect megastar. We are all waiting with baited breath, Barbra. You are Mama Rose.

  7. 7

    BA BOO RA, BA BOO RA!!!!

  8. pj88 says – reply to this


    Sounds great! Lea Michele should play Gypsy!! She's a natural Broadway actress and would be very believable as Bab's daughter. I'd love to see this with and ALL STAR cast…

  9. 9

    YES! YES! YES!
    I can't wait!

  10. 10

    love her..this will be great…bout time she is back in a big movie and musical to boot!

  11. 11

    Mazel TOv Beezer ! you will be the best Mama Rose ever