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Barbra Streisand in Talks To Star in 'Gypsy' Remake

From “Papa, can you hear me” to Mama Rose: Musical-theater fans and Barbra Streisand cultists are plotzing over the news that La Streisand has reportedly met with composer Stephen Sondheim and playwright Arthur Laurents to discuss starring in a film version of “Gypsy,” their classic 1959 musical.

According to a dispatch in yesterday’s NYTimes.com Artsbeat blog, Laurents had also “suggested Tom Hanks to play the role of Herbie, Rose’s love interest and the talent manager of her two daughters, Baby June and Louise. ‘Barbra loved the idea,’” Laurents told the Times. Streisand mouthpiece Dick Guttman confirmed that “there have been conversations”, the Times said.

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