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Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson

The star-studded cast of Nine, a musical loosely based on the stage show that was a hit on Broadway a couple of decades ago.

What you don’t see in the photo is the lead in the film – Daniel Day Lewis, who in this movie portrays a 40-year old Italian director facing a mid-life crisis that is stifling his creativity and leading him into a variety of complicated romantic involvements. The man is basically in crisis over the women in his life: wife, mistress, muse, the whore from his youth and even his mother. (I love you Sophia Loren). These are the very same women who come to his aid in fantasy and reality.

The screenplay, by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella, is based on Arthur Kopit’s book for the 1982 Tony Award-winning musical of the same name, which was derived from an Italian play by Mario Fratti inspired by Federico Fellini’s autobiographical film 8½. Maury Yeston composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the songs.

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From the director who gave us “Chicago”, Rob Marshall, this time gives us the musical film that is “Nine.”

Give me anything that combines film, musical, play, and Federico Fellini and I am definitely in! You don’t even have to mention Marion Cotillard who I am such a fan of. 😉

Click here to read more on the movie on IMDB.

Click here to read what Wikipedia has on the movie.

More importantly, here is the trailer.

Here is a better video, in HD. Embedding of this video is disabled. 😉

And here is one of the posters. 🙂

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The film is scheduled to be released in the US on December 18, 2009, in New York and Los Angeles and open for wide release on December 25, 2009.

Credits to this site for some lifted information.

Credits to this site for the poster.

Here are some interesting trivia about the film.

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