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Thursday January 6, 2011 11:39 pm

Barbra Streisand in Talks to Remake Gypsy

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Musicals, Remakes, Casting, Rumors, Videos,

Sources say that Barbra Streisand has been approached to join the cast in the upcoming remake of Gypsy. Yes, dreams really do come true.

Streisand would play Rose, a role whose songs were written specifically for Broadway star Ethel Merman. Rosalind Russell, who was not known for her powerful singing voice, starred as Rose in the critically-acclaimed 1962 movie. In the film, Natalie Wood played the title role.

There’s no word on who could potentially play the character in the new version of the film.

Reports say that Barbra is working closely with producers in casting matters. Their choice for Rose’s love interest/talent manage Herbie? Tom Hanks.

Betcha didn’t see that one coming.

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