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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:17pm

https://deadline.com/2019/02/gypsy-amy-sherman-palladino-the-marvelous-mrs-maisel-revival-new-regency-1202551539/

Lupone was great, but of course they won't hire her. I don't think Melissa McCarthy is a fit though.  I'm glad Babara Streisand who is too old for the role is not attached.

Who would be good?

 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:26pm

I don't care how campy it will be, I still want Barbra.

I know it won't happen, but I don't think McCarthy is a fit either. Toni Collette would be great.

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:43pm
There's no established Hollywood name I can think of who can do justice to the music. Except Barbara
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:46pm
Wasn’t there a ton of drama between McCarthy and ASP during the Gilmore Girls revival? I can’t imagine she would be the first choice for this.
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:46pm
I wanna see Meryl. I never saw Streisand doing this. But that’s just the first thing that pops into my head.
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:47pm

Hugh Jackman IS Papa Rose!

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 8:56pm

wait 10 more years and get Amy Adams to star. I can't think of a name whose can carry the score and act at the same time sell the movie now

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:06pm

Renee Zellweger as Mama Rose

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:07pm
I hope Rachel Brosnahan is Louise
??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:26pm
I’m not sure about McCarthy, but Palladino is perfect, as Mrs. Maisel is an absolutely stunning show.

As Jorge said, is there a more perfect Louise than Brosnahan?
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:34pm

After watching the video of Megan Mulally sing "The Man That Got Away" I'd LOVE to see Megan Mullally take on Mama Rose! 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:44pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "I wanna see Meryl. I never saw Streisand doing this. But that’s just the first thing that pops into my head."

a good choice. a safe choice though. would rather see some other possibilities...

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:46pm

n2nbaby said: "Wasn’t there a ton of drama between McCarthy and ASP during the Gilmore Girls revival? I can’t imagine she would be the first choice for this."

I don’t think there ever was any drama. Just the fact that Melissa wasn’t going to be able to fit it into her busy TV (still doing Mike and Molly) and film schedule. It was just a stroke of luck she made time to come and do one scene for the final installment of the revival.

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:46pm

n2nbaby said: "Wasn’t there a ton of drama between McCarthy and ASP during the Gilmore Girls revival? I can’t imagine she would be the first choice for this."

At first McCarthy wasn’t asked to participate because it was assumed her schedule was too full and although Sherman-Palladino wanted her, she was told it couldn’t happen. Eventually, they figured something out and were able to use her briefly. No drama, just difficult scheduling. 

 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 9:47pm
Meryl Streep seems the natural choice, but I'd love to see how Melissa McCarthy would tackle the part. Glenn Close might also be good, but like Meryl, she might be a bit too old. They might be able to do some impressive Makeup work though.

The other question is who will take on Gypsy/Louise?
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:05pm
Most of these names are too old. Certainly Meryl and Glenn are.

As for McCarthy, is definitely a question if she can sing it. She’s an incredible actress but this is against type for her.

I agree there doesn’t seem to be a ton of obvious choices that could also headline a film. (Colette would kill it but she probably couldn’t raise the funds.)
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:10pm

BJR said: "Most of these names are too old. Certainly Meryl and Glenn are.

As for McCarthy, is definitely a question if she can sing it. She’s an incredible actress but this is against type for her.

I agree there doesn’t seem to be a ton of obvious choices that could also headline a film. (Colette would kill it but she probably couldn’t raise the funds.)
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Even Mullally? 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:15pm

Streep/Gaga/Jackman.  Boom!

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:50pm

Observation said: "Even Mullally?"

Mullally is 60. True, LuPone was almost 60 when she did it, but she joked then that she was Grandma Rose. Merman was 50 when she did it.

Since Rose should go from approximately 30s-50s in the story, older than 50 is pushing it. 

Of course, this doesn't have to matter, and it won't matter as much box office pull/funding, but worth noting.

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:50pm
I don’t care if they have to dub her singing old school style—a Melissa McCarthy/Amy Sherman Gypsy is giving me everything I never knew I needed!
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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:52pm

BJR said: "Observation said: "Even Mullally?"

Mullally is 60. True, LuPone was almost 60 when she did it, but she joked then that she was Grandma Rose. Merman was 50 when she did it.

Since Rose should go from approximately 30s-50s in the story, older than 50 is pushing it.

Of course, this doesn't have to matter, and it won't matter as much box office pull/funding, but worth noting.
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WOW! I guess I didn't know Mullally is 60. She does not read that age to me. 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:54pm

BJR said: "Most of these names are too old. Certainly Meryl and Glenn are."

I literally say in my post that while these two actresses have the acting and singing chops, they're both too old at this point, unfortunately.  

McCarthy would be exciting because she would completely unpredictable.  I can imagine every single choice someone like Meryl would make.  I can't say the same for McCarthy.

I think Saoirse Ronan would be great for Louise and would look the right age alongside McCarthy.  Someone like Rachel Brosnahan might look too mature for Louise.  If they cast older, she'd be perfect, though.

Keep Gaga far away from this, please.  She's wonderful, but her presence would be distracting.

 

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 10:59pm
You can bet your ass this won’t get made made without a MAJOR film star attached to play Rose. If Streisand couldn’t get the project off the ground, you can bet no one is going to finance a movie of this starring Megan Mullaly or Toni Collette. I’m not even sure McCarthy could get it greenlit. Streep seems the obvious choice but she’s really too old.

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 11:11pm

Toni is an inspired choice, and Melissa is a fantastic actress who would slay if she can sing it. Catherine Zeta-Jones would also be fantastic, as would Viola Davis if she could sing it.

I'm also gonna throw out a young option: Vanessa Hudgens as Louise. She's got plenty of charisma and could sing it, but I'm not sure if she has the dramatic chops.

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Posted: 2/6/19 at 11:23pm
Vanessa Hudgens is not a movie star. There are plenty of A list film stars who could be ideal as Louise, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t cast one of them. But it’s still all going to hinge on them getting a Rose who could sell it. How well can McCarthy sing? I did think she was brilliant in Can you Ever Forgive Me?

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