Call it a close-minded fault, or just hurl insults and snickers my way. I’m prepared for your best.
I’m really not a fan of musicals, at all. Sitting through an entire song-and-dance film is akin to Chinese water torture, the sole exception being Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd (and that won me over thanks to its goofy blood-soak and demented tone). Beloved flicks such as Chicago and Moulin Rouge have yet to play before my eyes. Odds are, they never will. Sorry: it’s like that, and that’s the way it is.
So imagine my inner anger when it was announced last year that Daniel Day-Lewis’ next starring role would be in Rob Marshall’s Nine, a musical update of a 1982 Broadway production that won a shitload of Tony Awards. Marshall directed Chicago, so the guy clearly knows his way around this genre, and Day-Lewis lives in a plane miles above all other actors. Nine is batting 2-for-2 against my defiant, musical-shunning pitching staff.
And now comes this first trailer for Nine, which looks visually stunning. Strong enough to bypass the fact that Fergie co-stars in this. It’s going, it’s going…..it’s gone! Home run! Meaning, I’ll have to see this once it hits theaters on November 25. Fuckity fuck. (Trailer after the jump)
Check out this cast:
“The musical tells the story of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), a producer, a mistress (Penelope Cruz), a film star muse (Nicole Kidman), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), and his deceased mother (Sophia Loren).”
That’s no joke, right?
Trailer spotted over at: / Film