“Gilmore Girls” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is in negotiations to direct the new adaptation of the musical “Gypsy” for New Regency. Joel Silver is producing.
A previous incarnation of the project was set up at STXFilms in 2016 with a script by Richard LaGravanese, Barry Levinson slated to direct and Barbra Streisand set to play the iconic Mama Rose. That version fell by the wayside.
Based on the classic musical from Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, the story follows the loving but iron-willed Mama Rose and her two daughters, who she pushed to become vaudeville stars. Rose never stopped chasing the American dream for her family and herself, forging one of her daughters into the burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee.
No casting decisions have been set at present with Sherman-Palladino to make that call once her deal is closed. The musical has been adapted twice before for the screen with Natalie Wood starring in 1962, and Bette Midler in the 1993 version.