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Joel Silver Romances Barbra Streisand Backstage at Barclay's Center

The producer of the star's new project -- a reboot of "Gypsy" -- greeted her backstage with a dozen roses.
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This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

If you have Barbra Streisand attached to your film, you better keep her satisfied.

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Joel Silver, the producer of a previously announced cinematic reboot of Gypsy that would star Streisand as Mama Rose, turned up backstage at Streisand's "Back to Brooklyn" concert Oct. 11 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn holding a huge arrangement of (appropriately) red roses.

When he saw her, they embraced, and he was whisked away to a more private area with his son Sam, who had the honor of Streisand wishing him a happy birthday.

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Streisand has been attached to star in Universal's Gypsy remake -- written by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes -- since Silver conceived it. The 70-year-old also stars with Seth Rogen in the comedy The Guilt Trip, due out this Christmas.

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