Adam Shankman Developing "Madame Rose" Biopic for HBO Films
18 Mar 2014
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"Hairspray" film director Adam Shankman is attached to direct and produce a new project for HBO Films based on the life of Rose Hovick — the unstoppable stage mother of Gypsy fame — to be titled "Madame Rose," according to Deadline.com.
Shankman will direct and executive produce the film that is written by Tristine Skyler. Jennifer Gibgot will join as co-executive producer.
"Madame Rose" will tell the true story of the woman whose life was depicted in the memoirs of her daughters, June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, as well as the Tony Award-winning musical Gypsy.
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