Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“Bad Moms” Studio Pulls Out of Barbra Streisand “Gypsy” as Gypsy Rose Lee Wasn’t Bad Enough Mom


Louise and Baby June would probably agree that Gypsy Rose Lee was a Bad Mom. She dragged her kids from one vaudeville house to burlesque palace, fobbed them off on strangers, and and made them work, work, work harder than Rihanna.

But the studio behind “Bad Moms” obviously doesn’t think so. The word is that STX Entertainment is pulling out of the remake of “Gypsy” with Barbra Streisand. Barry Levinson is supposed to direct from Richard LaGravanese’s script. LaGravenese also wrote Barbra’s last movie she directed, “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”

Of course, Streisand can sing the hell out of the “Gypsy” score, but she’s 20 years older than Gypsy is supposed to be in the film. Well, that can be accommodated. STX picked up the movie when Universal dropped it.

So what now? RatPac could pick it up for Warner Bros., which doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Streisand is on tour selling out concert halls and stadiums. But she must be pissed. She presented Best Musical to “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards this year as a prelude to the “Gypsy” marketing and publicity. She had to be in the room!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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