While I think Rob Marshall’s “Chicago” is a criminally over-hated film (I genuinely like it and have no problem with it being 2002’s Best Picture winner), it’s a ridiculously easy film to sell compared to what The Weinstein Company has to pull off with the adaptation of “Nine” which in turn is based of Frederico Fellini’s “8 1/2” which is an autobiographical tale of a film director struggling with his new project and looking back on his life through the lens of the women who have impacted his story. Also, please do not confuse this film with “District 9” which is about aliens imprisoned in South Africa or “9” which is about a group of rag dolls adventuring through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
The trailer looks good and the Weinstein’s are definitely priming it for some Oscar contention but they will definitely have a fight on their hands because even if turns out as critically acclaimed, you still have to get audiences to turn out for it. I wonder if a cast comprised of Daniel Day Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, and Martina Stella is enough.
Check out the trailer after the jump. “Nine” hits theatres on November 25th.