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Barbra Streisand's Remake Of 'Gypsy' At Universal Now Official, 'Downton Abbey' Scribe Julian Fellowes To Pen Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 2:31 PM
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Well, that took a while to get locked. It was nearly a year ago that talk first cropped up about Universal and Barbra Streisand coming together for a new adaptation of the Broadway musical "Gypsy." Since then, word had grown quiet, and we presume that was due to trying to get Arthur Laurents, the writer of the musical, to finally agree to this endeavor after he initially kiboshed the idea, citing his dissatisfaction with the 1962 movie version starring Rosalind Russell. Well, he passed away last May, and we imagine that helped clear the path to making this official.

'Gypsy' With Barbra Streisand Not Dead, Universal Nearing A Deal

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 21, 2011 9:55 AM
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Just last week, writer Arthur Laurents nixed the idea that Barbra Streisand would star in a new film adaptation of his play "Gypsy." He stated that only the theater could be the place for his play after, according to him, the 1962 version starring Rosalind Russell botched his story about an overbearing stage mother and her talented daughter, Gypsy Rose Lee. Either Laurents recently changed his mind, or Deadline knows something he doesn't as they are reporting that not only is the movie is forging ahead, but that Universal Pictures will close the deal any day now.

Arthur Laurents Says 'Gypsy' With Barbra Streisand No Longer Happening; Tom Hooper Eyed Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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Barbra Streisand doesn't get in front of movie cameras very often, but when she does, it always creates a bit of a stir, so no surprise that back in January when news dropped that a film version of the musical "Gypsy" was in development with the actress/singer to star, buzz started building. But alas, it's all for naught as Arthur Laurents, the aging writer of the musical, has changed his mind and kiboshed the idea.

Barbra Streisand In Negotiations To Direct, Produce & Star In Musical 'Gypsy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 9:46 AM
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Update: Laurents has gone over to rivals the NY Times and clarified the NY Post report, saying Streisand will just star in the film, not direct, and that he suggest Tom Hanks in the role of Herbie and that “Barbra loved the idea.”

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