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Barbra Streisand considering Lady Gaga for the film adaptation of Gypsy

Lady Gaga may finally get the chance to play a character other than herself: Barbra Streisand tells Time’s Joel Stein she’s thinking of casting the singer in Gypsy, the long-developing movie adaption of the Broadway musical she’s producing. The story of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy could be the non-stretch of a role that launches Gaga into film—like Dreamgirls was for Jennifer Hudson and Carmen: A Hip Hopera was for Beyoncé—provided that rumor about her being in the Zoolander sequel doesn't pan out.

The news came during a relatively scattered interview about Streisand’s new kvetch comedy, The Guilt Trip, which co-stars Seth Rogan and comes out Dec. 19, 2012, just in time for the Jewish celebration of Chinese food and movies also known as Christmas.

As previously announced, Downton Abbey creator and writer Julian Fellowes will pen the screenplay for Gypsy. He’s also written Gosford Park and the Disney stage adaptation of Mary Poppins.

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