Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial

Barbra Streisand Wants Lady Gaga for 'Gypsy' Remake?

gaga-streisand.jpg

If you saw The Guilt Trip trailers and thought, "Hey, why isn't Lady Gaga in the Seth Rogen role of distraught Streisand progeny?", Babs was right there with you.

Taking a cruise with Time's Joel Stein, Barbra Streisand recently ate a pretzel, complained about the car temperature, and revealed a hint of who she might like to put in the Gypsy adaptation she's making, reportedly telling Stein "she's thinking of casting Lady Gaga as the lead."

Back in March, Streisand revealed her plans for the remake, which would see her playing pushy "stage mother" archetype Momma Rose in a new adaptation of the memoir-turned-Broadway musical. Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes is scripting, and Gaga would assumedly be playing Louise--aka Gypsy--Momma Rose's shy daughter who eventually becomes a burlesque showgirl, sensually peeling away whatever Muppet parts or butcher cuts she may be wearing.

Of course, Streisand's comment seems to have been dropped offhandedly, and a deal may not end up coming together. But either way, if it's what you're after, you'll still get to see Lady Gaga get sort of naked on-screen soon. If you'd forgotten, she'll next been seen in Machete Kills, in which she covers herself with but most of a wolf.

machete-kills-gaga.jpg

  • May 15, 2013
    - Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton are reportedly attached to star in a remake of the 2009 Italian film The Double Hour. Maria Full of Grace's Joshua Marston is writing and directing the psychological thriller, which will see the stars playing a couple who fall victim to a d... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2013
    With just over a week to go on his Kickstarter, Zach Braff has already made over half-a-million more than the $2 million he asked people to give him. So, he's decided to spend a little of his "fun money" on some Mandy, hiring on Princess Bride star Mandy Patinkin to the new fil... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2013
    The groundbreaking, immortal Western The Wild Bunch could soon be improved by a clarifying scene where Will Smith shouts, "Let's get wild up in here!"... / Continue →
  • There are Comments