Streisand for ‘Gypsy’ remake?


Barbra Streisand is in negotiations to star in a remake of 1962 burlesque movie musical Gypsy. The singer/actress has stayed away from starring roles since her turn in 1996’s ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’, only appearing on the big screen in a supporting role in 2004’s ‘Meet The Fockers’ and current release ‘Little Fockers’. But she is eyeing a return to leading roles and is in talks with Warner Bros. bosses to play Rose Hovick, the pushy mother of real-life burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee. According to reports, Streisand has also met with the original stage show’s lyricist Stephen Sondheim to discuss the role. Rosalind Russell played the character in the movie, while Ethel Merman took on the original role
on Broadway.