6:48 pm EST, February 7, 2019

Amy Sherman-Palladino could be helming a big screen remake of ‘Gypsy’

Amy Sherman-Palladino may be making the switch from television to the big screen!

According to Variety, Mrs. Maisel and Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is currently in talks to direct a remake of Gypsy.

The film would bring to life the story of legendary burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee and is based off of her 1957 memoir.

Gypsy’s story is one that’s no stranger to the screen or the stage.

Since being published, her memoir has gone on to inspire the hit 1959 musical starring Ethel Merman. The musical has had multiple revivals since, including one in 2008 which found the legendary Patti LuPone taking on the role of Mama Rose.

On screen, a film adaptation starring Rosalind Russel and Natalie Wood premiered in 1962 and eventually scooped up three Oscar nods and a Golden Globe win.

On the television front, Bette Midler famously starred in a television adaptation which made its grand debut in 1993.

The latest remake of Gypsy has been in the works for quite a few years. Originally, STX Entertainment was set to finance a remake in partnership with Barbara Streisand.

Later, when STX backed out, New Regency stepped in to take on the project along with Joel Silver, who’s set to produce.

We’ll be interested to see what Amy Sherman-Palladino’s take on the story will entail!

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