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?
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.
Hugh Jackman IS Papa Rose!
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
Renee Zellweger as Mama Rose
After watching the video of Megan Mulally sing "The Man That Got Away" I'd LOVE to see Megan Mullally take on Mama Rose!
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...
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.
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.
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.)"Even Mullally?
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.
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."WOW! I guess I didn't know Mullally is 60. She does not read that age to me.
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.
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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