Barbra Streisand is in chats to appear as Rose in a Warner Bros. remake of the classic 1962 movie musical Gypsy, The New York Times said Wednesday.
Babs recently met with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents about the prospect of appearing in a new film adaptation of their 1959 Broadway play.
The original film — which starred Rosalind Russell and Natalie Wood — the play and movie is based on the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, a burlesque dancer, and the relationship with her overbearing mother, Rose, the stage mother of all stage mothers who would become the prototype for celebrity parents in pop culture. Russell played the role in the movie, while Ethel Merman originated the role on Broadway.
Streisand, who will turn 69 in April, last appeared in the hit holiday comedy Little Fockers. She has not starred in a box office effort since 1996′s The Mirror Has Two Faces.