Barbra Streisand is bringing “Gypsy” from the stage to the screen at STX Entertainment with director Barry Levinson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Streisand will play Mama Rose, who travels the vaudeville circuit with her daughters Baby June and Louise. The popular musical is based on the 1957 memoir of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.
Streisand is also working on the screenplay along with Richard LaGravanese. She will also produce the film version with Joel Silver.
The 1959 musical was adapted into a film version in 1962 starring Rosalind Russell as Mama Rose. Then Bette Midler took on the iconic role in a 1993 T.V. version.
Details on further casting and a release date have yet to be announced.