Are These People Working On “Gypsy”?

Barbra Streisand threw a dinner party the other night and the world is starting to wonder: were the guests now part of Streisand’s long-aborning “Gypsy” movie? James Brolin, the actor and Streisand’s husband, just told “Extra” that the project was “very close” to getting the go-ahead from Universal. Are the other guests in this picture — Ryan Murphy, Lady Gaga, John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston — Streisand’s “Gypsy” collaborators? Murphy as the movie’s director (make that co-director, whatever the credits say), Gaga as Louise, and Travolta as Herbie. This movie could finally happen — Universal is so flush with cash from its boffo 2015 that the cost of this picture could be covered by one week’s worth of profits from “Jurassic World.” Some people may think this “Gypsy” better off on HBO, but I’m warming to the idea of seeing Streisand belt one more on the big screen and give her career Jule Styne bookends.

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