One of Broadway's most beloved Golden Age masterpieces is heading back to the big screen via THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is in final negotiations to take the reigns of a film reboot of GYPSY.
According to an exclusive report this week at Deadline, multiple Emmy Award winner Sherman-Palladino will direct a new feature film adaptation of the 1959 Broadway classic by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. New Regency is set to finance, with Joel Silver attached to produce.
As recently as 2016, the Richard Lagravenese-penned script was on track to be produced starring Broadway/Hollywood legend Barbra Streisand in the central role of Madame Rose, with direction by Barry Levinson, but the project did not proceed as a result of STX Entertainment withdrawing as distributor and co-financier.
GYPSY was previously presented on the silver screen in an iteration starring Rosalind Russell in 1962, as well as a hit small screen adaptation headlined by recent Tony Award winner Bette Midler in 1993.
Further details are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.