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Dec112012

Reports of Lady Gaga Appearing in Barbra Streisand's "Gypsy" Remake Are Premature

BarbraStreisand.comIt looks like Barbra Streisand spoke too soon when she suggested to Time magazine that she was considering casting Lady Gaga in remake of the classic musical Gypsy.

Barbra tells E! Online she "got into trouble for mentioning" the possibility of casting Gaga.   "It was an idea," she told E!, but nothing more than that at this point. 

A movie remake of Gypsy is in the works with Barbra co-producing.  But the project is in the early stages with Downton Abbey createor Julian Fellowes at work on the script, according to E!, and it's not even certain yet if Streisand would direct or act in the movie.  "I hope it comes to fruition," Barbra said.

Gypsy, which started out on stage, is loosely based on the memoirs of noted stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, and focuses on a demanding stage mother, Rose, and her efforts to turn her daughters, Louise and June, into burlesque stars.

There have been two previous filmed adaptations of Gypsy: a 1962 movie starring Rosalind Russell and a 1993 TV movie starring Bette Midler.   Among the famous songs featured in Gypsy: "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Together (Wherever We Go)" and "Let Me Entertain You."

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