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'Gypsy' remake will not be directed by Matthew Warchus.

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Sorry Babs fans. Warchus won't be directing the film. Hopefully, Babs will find someone else.




Matthew Warchus Passes On Directing GYPSY Movie Starring Barbra Streisand
Updated On: 7/31/14 at 04:42 PM
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Do they really think this is ever going to actually happen?
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Why doesn't she just direct it herself?
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"Of note, the screenplay for the new movie version of the hallowed Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents musical is by none other than DOWNTON ABBEY scribe Julian Fellowes."

So a lot will be "borrowed" from other movies. I'm guessing Rose will have a wise-cracking friend named Evra. Julian will get Steve to write some extra music for a dream ballet. Rose will get a job working at an answering service. All the musical numbers in the show will be seen through Rose's imagination. And there will be a big scene where the star storms off and the producer of the show asks Rose to step up and do the leading spot (i.e. Rose's Turn).

If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Updated On: 7/11/14 at 04:50 PM
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Jesus Christ time to let this one GO, Barbra. No one wants to see you as Mama Rose. You are too old and you've refined yourself out of existence anyway. Plus, the voice AIN'T what it used to be.

Who are they going to get to play your father? Abe Vigoda?
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Oh please, Babs could do this role in her sleep. Obviously her voice isn't in the same quality as it was in the 60's, but she's still got better pipes than any other woman who has played Rose onscreen.
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The woman will be at least 75 by the time this thing gets going. Mama Rose is 40 at most at the end of the show.

She needs to stay the f-u ck away from Gypsy. She stinks.

Updated On: 7/11/14 at 05:05 PM
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If Babs wanted to do this it should have been done years ago, I'll agree to that. But she could easily still sing the pants off this role even at her age. And Her comedic wit is still spot on.

"She needs to stay the f-u ck away from Gypsy. She stinks."

Real mature.
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BARBRA WILL BE DIVINE.
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Ugh. If she really want's to do it, do a concert version of Carnegie Hall and donate the proceeds to AIDS. A film version of GYPSY starring Barbra Streisand is a pointless vanity project that will make Lucy Ball's Mame look brilliant by comparison.

Updated On: 7/11/14 at 05:24 PM
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I believe this is Lucy on the set of Mame, with no filters in the camera:




Lucy in Mame, with filters:

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that is crazy about 'Mame'. I mean, I know she looked old as heck on screen, but wow they did a good job trying to make her look younger. Babs should just sing the songs on an album. Love her, but she is getting too old now for a Gypsy movie.
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I agree with Lovebwy. Barbra is too darned old for the role.
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Barbra with filters ...

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Wait. that first picture of Lucy is from Mame??
#sadandtransparent
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Google says that red carpet picture is Lucille Ball on the red carpet at the 61st Annual Academy Awards, 1989.

#sadandtransparent
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At least she isn't planning on directing it herself. That would certainly spell doom. Rose isn't a role one should direct themselves in. I have a feeling that's what went wrong with the Midler version. The director was dying and rarely on set, so Bette just played Bette.

Let's face it, this project was already stretching believability when it was first announced a few years back. Babs isn't getting any younger and while she does look great [certainly better than Ros looked in the original film and Lucy looked in Mame], she's not gonna pull off the first 30 minutes of the show. I mean, a 70-something woman with two young children?

Hell, let 'em do it. I'd like to see them try to make it any worse than the first 2 film versions.
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It was a joke.
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Yes the picture is Lucy at the Oscars. One of the last (if not the last) public pictures of her before she died.
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Thus thread took a turn for the absurd and I love it.
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I just read that the director of Drous[e?]y said that if Ms Streisand doesn't do Gypsy then she will do his film-does everyone except me know that?
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Leslie Uggams, now that's someone who is too old for the role.
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I can't see Babs doing this now, but they can do a lot with cameras, lighting and effects in the studio and everything to make her work in the role.
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So they open with the penultimate Rose-Gypsy scene, Streisand closest to her chronological age, then go into sustained flashbacks, taking us back to the stage in a return to the framing device, and ending with That Number. Less jarring that opening with a 70 year-old woman (or one who reads 58-60) tending to a 10 year-old child. If the foreground story is closest to her age, we might forgive the early scenes. Introducing her as Momma to some child who can still pass as "Baby June" could be ludicrous.

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Updated On: 7/12/14 at 11:59 AM
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I've never liked the idea of this movie, at this late stage of her career, but with every passing year this truly does get more ridiculous. I actually thought perhaps this wasn't happening afterall. When she was 69 it was silly, but when she is actually shooting the film in her early to mid-seventies, it's just vanity and delusion.

And yes, she will be far older than Lucy was for MAME.
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Or, in the same vein as Auggie27's idea, a film within a film about the Norma Desmond-esque aging diva trying to play the role she was "born to play" even though she "was born too soon and started too late," complete with a real breakdown during "Rose's Turn."

I mean, that's not the movie Barbra wants to make, but we all know it's what's really happening.
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