Amy Sherman-Palladino is best known for creating our favorite mother-daughter-duo from Stars Hollow and bringing us back to the stand-up comedy of the 1950s in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Two shows which she not only created but also produced and directed and which are immensely popular among fans.
The Emmy award-winning writer-producer-director already has another promising new project in the pipeline, or at least it looks like she does. According to Deadline, who reported the news exclusively, Amy Sherman-Palladino is in the talks to direct a revival of the musical Gypsy.
If she directs the movie, then Sherman-Palladino will be bringing us back to the vaudeville era of America. The production company New Regency will finance the project and Joel Silver will produce it.
Gypsy is based on the famous Stephen Sondheim musical of the same name that depicts the story of the burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee. Though, her mother Rose is the center of the story. She truly is the driving force of the family. She and tries to push her daughters to become vaudeville stars, which, in the end, doesn’t turn out well for her. The 1957 memoir of Gypsy Rose Lee served as inspiration for the musical and the musical has been adapted several times for the big screen.
Casting has not been announced yet. I doubt any decisions will be made before negotiations with Amy Sherman-Palladino are still ongoing. It also is not clear yet, if the film will feature any of the famous songs like “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” or “Let Me Entertain You” or if the movie will not feature them at all.
The film was previously in productions with Barbara Streisand as director and she was supposed to take on the leading role of Mama Rose. The project died down, however, when STX Entertainment exited in 2016.