Barbra Streisand Eyed For ‘Mama Rose’ In New GYPSY Adaptation
The golden-voiced Barbara Streisand is in early talks to star in a new film adaptation of GYPSY, the 1959 Broadway play as Mama Rose, a role originally played by the legendary Ethel Merman. Although Streisand has met with the play’s lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, and book writer, Arthur Laurents, to discuss the role, there is currently no writer or director attached to the project which is in its early stages of production at the studio.
GYPSY is based on the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque dancer, and the relationship with her stage-mom mother, Rose. If a deal is made, this would be Streisand’s first starring film role since 1996’s A MIRROR HAS TWO FACES.