babra streisandYou would think that anyone brave enough to want to make a movie musical would kill to have legendary actress and singer Barbra Streisand associated with it! Well not 'Gypsy' playwright Arthur Laurents, who along with co-creator Stephen Sondheim have scrapped the entire project, leaving Babs heartbroken.

Laurents holds the rights to the 1959 Broadway musical and agreed that Barbra could play the role of Mama Rose, even telling the New York Post: "Barbra ... knows what she's doing. She has my approval."

Now the 93-year-old Laurents has changed his mind after he spoke with the musical's lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who flatly asked, "What is the point of" doing another movie.