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Sorry Barbra! Gypsy Movie Called Off

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The film adaptation of the Broadway musical Gypsy has been scrapped.

The film was to star Barbra Streisand in the role of Mama Rose.

Director Arthur Laurents was convinced that Barbra would be great, however, co-creator Stephen Sondheim had decided against the project.

Sad face.

Laurents said:

"'He said 'What is the point of it? You want a record because the theater is ephemeral. You don't need a record. The fact that it's ephemeral means you can have different productions, different Roses on to infinity.'

So I don't want it now. I don't want a definitive record, I want it to stay alive."

He added:

"I think [Barbra Streisand] is disappointed, she wanted very much to do it. That would have been a good exit for her career."

Barbra would have GREAT and we would have loved to have seen the film adaptation with her in it, but we definitely think she has many more years before her career is over!

With Barbra's magic touch, the movie would have been gold. Oh well.

[Image via WENN.]

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7 comments to “Sorry Barbra! Gypsy Movie Called Off”

  1. 1

    who cares

  2. 2

    Barbra is a reminder of a time when celebrities had to have real talent. Not just get "boned" in the ass like a Kockroachian.

  3. 3

    Barbra is an amazing talent, but her as Mama Rose wouldn't have worked. The Fockers franchise is about all she can handle these days.

  4. 4

    This is a fucking shame and deserves an uproar so for people to not see how robbed we will be…even the creators should be reprimanded in refusing to give to the fans this amazing chance to see an amazing performer do the ultimate musical… I am fuming mad at the lack of comments here!

  5. 5

    Simply, she's far too old for the role. The real character was dead at a younger age than Streisand is now.

  6. 6

    Is that Jennifer Aniston?

  7. amm says – reply to this


    bwahaha @ "I think [Barbra Streisand] is disappointed, she wanted very much to do it. That would have been a good exit for her career."

    Its about time someone had the balls to say it….if you didn't realize it now Barbs, your career has been over for quite some time now. that old bat would NEVER have a career like she's enjoyed if she popped on the scene in modern times. Let it go…go live the rest of your life QUIETLY and save our ears from hearing that wretched sound that i swear only a gay man can tolerate…