Streisand Is Thinking of Casting Lady Gaga In Gypsy

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As you know, Barbra Streisand is supposed to play Grandma Rose, I mean Mamma Rose in another movie version of Gypsy.

And she told Time magazine that she's thinking of casting Lady Gaga in it!

That's interesting for several reasons:

*Another name had been mentioned as a possible director, though I think that fell through. Does this mean Barbra will direct and call the casting shots? (The answer is probably "yes," even if it doesn't say "Directed by Barbra Streisand").

*Also, a lot of kids are intrigued by the Gaga idea, but some are buzzing, "Which part?"

"Herbie" replied one brat, no doubt thinking of Gaga's Jo Calderone character.

But it's obviously for the title role, a cagey tomboy-turned-stripper who exudes sexiness via intellect and sheer will.

Sounds good to me

But now someone should probably ask Gaga if she's interested.

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Babs said that so other journos like Musto would reprint it and keep her questionable choice of a movie role in the news. Recall that actress after actress was touted for the lead in "The Bodyguard" until Whitney got the role 20 years later. If The Bodyguard had yet to be produced today, Gaga would certainly be touted for the lead. But maybe I just gave someone an idea for a remake.

bwaybill 1 Like

And the show is not about the period where she's about to die. It's set when she's way younger than 64.

exackerly 1 Like

Well, Mama Rose died at 64 and Babs is already 70, so... hmm.

RobertAllenFirth 1 Like

She is perfect for Electra or Mazeppa in "You Gotta Get a Gimmick." 

SouthernDave 3 Like

It doesn't take psychic powers to perceive that none of this will happen.

The movie, the casting ...

By the time molasses-slow Barbra's ready to shoot, Honey Boo-Boo will be ready to play the title role.


Don't know about Gaga in Gypsy - she doesn't seem right for Louise. Why make this film at all, is what I'm wondering.


@Used2BMelinda9  Why? Well, it is the best single piece of American Musical Theater Comedy Drama ever written.  Otherwise, ummm, no reason  (with all due respect).