First Official Trailer for Rob Marshall's New Musical Nine
Not to be confused with Shane Acker's animated film 9, The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for Rob Marshall's Nine, a musical based on Fellini's 8½. This first premiered on Broadway in 1982 and is just now being adapted, much like Chicago, which was Rob Marshall's other huge success. Although this has a stellar cast - Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren - it's just not my cup of tea, sorry to say. I really hated Chicago (I don't care if it won the Oscar) and this feels much too similar to that film. I love Daniel Day-Lewis, but count me out this time.
Watch the first trailer for Rob Marshall's Nine:
You can also watch the first trailer for Nine in High Definition on Apple
Famous Italian director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and even his mother.
Nine is directed by Rob Marshall, of the Oscar winning musical Chicago previously as well as Memoirs of a Geisha most recently. The screenplay was adapted by the late great Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, of The Rapture, Deep Impact, and Changing Lanes. The film is based on Federico Fellini's masterpiece 8½. The Weinstein Company will debut Nine in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day, December 25th.
Reader Feedback - 48 Comments
Looks amazing, beautiful looking film.
Darunia on May 14, 2009
How is it too much like Chicago? It's a completely different movie that also happens to be a musical. You'll give that shitty DTV-looking Ninja a shot, but not this? Shame.
Fuelbot on May 14, 2009
I think it looks awesome. COUNT ME IN.
Rabs on May 14, 2009
Wow, I LOVE Fellini's 8 1/2 and I think Day-Lewis is the best of the best but WTF is this?! Should have been a straight up remake if anything cause this is just missing a note. I know I might get curious and see it on Blu but this is hard to swallow and I also thought Chicago was blah.
Johnny Neat on May 14, 2009
i love the scale of this, it looks fantastic
real talk on May 14, 2009
Looks great. Love the cast.
adrian on May 14, 2009
2 ex-wives of Tom Cruise in the same movie... what are the odds.
Dirty Dutchman on May 14, 2009
Ooops, I just realized Penélope Cruz was only a girlfriend.
Dirty Dutchman on May 14, 2009
Daniel Day-Lewis is the man!
tankmaster on May 14, 2009
To answer Dutchman: pretty high.
G. Kaplan on May 14, 2009
it looks visually great, its got some great actors and actresses, and it seems it could be good. but what is this film about? the trailer left me confused and unsure of what the film is about. hope its good though
zach s on May 14, 2009
Yeah I hated Chicago too, and I hate musicals, but I love Daniel Day Lewis' work, so I'll probably see it. That man could read a phone book and I'd watch it.
Joe on May 14, 2009
hate musicals as well, I didn't know it was a musical when I watched this and it looked amazing until, alas, the singing began... it could have probably been amazing if instead of singing all the dialogue they spoke it.
Jason K on May 14, 2009
I don't think a musical can ever match the immersive and captivating potential that traditional films have. However, in order to be fantastic the rest of the film will have to succeed in every area and from the trailer it looks as though it will. Daniel Day-Lewis is one of Hollywood's most talented actors, and when you throw in the brilliant supporting cast comprised of Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Sophia Loren we may just have another Oscar nominated film. The strongest thing that this film has going for it is the rock hard nature of its source material. '8 1/2' is easily one of the best films ever made, which puts the bar quite high for this reimagining.
Will Schiffelbein on May 14, 2009
Whether or not you like Chicago, Daniel Day Lewis should be reason enough to see this no matter what. REASON ENOUGH.
Itri on May 14, 2009
I want to go to there the cast looks irresistible
-Peter- on May 14, 2009
Kate Hudson returning to good movies? Cool
Rena on May 14, 2009
I second #2. WTF?
BahHumbug on May 14, 2009
I. Drink. Your. Champagne. I DRINK IT UP!!!
b on May 14, 2009
9 chimes in the beginning, awfully clever. Definately gonna see this, although I also didn't like Chicago very much. Agree with Alex though, it would suck if the focus was on choreography and not the acting. But thats what most musicals are, after all.
Boris Van Der Ree on May 14, 2009
9 chimes in the opening, clever. I'm gonna watch this, even though I didn't care for Chicago very much. Agree with everyone, it'll suck if the focus is too much on choreography and not acting. But thats what most musicals are anyway, so it can't be helped.
Boris Van Der Ree on May 14, 2009
I posted my rough draft... HA!
Boris Van Der Ree on May 14, 2009
@20 "shot in a giant frickin' warehouse, with elaborate and pointless dances and lush lighting and everything" remove the word 'pointless' - it is a frickin' musical after all - and that pretty much sums up why it's awesome!
manxome on May 14, 2009
Yeah, well, Alex - we all know you are a bit of a philistine when it comes to artsy films. For action films you are primo - but art not so. @#4 - why do a remake of a perfectly wonderful film unless you are going to give it a new twist? But that twist has got to look at it in a new way and not change the meaning. Examples of musicals films that should never have been made are Hairspray and the Producers. But that's split milk. As for being big and lush, well, yes it has Marshall written all over it. The original musical was set on a small plain bare stage with several boxes for props/furniture. The cast was the director and his loves. That was it. And it was done all in b&w. The simplicity of 8 1/2 was echoed in the musical. But this is over the top. With that said, I am still interested in seeing it. You can't go wrong with lusty Italians.
CatieLee on May 14, 2009
ha. philistine may be the best description of alex I've heard. I mean that in the most endearing way possible.
Jack on May 14, 2009
Hey peeps, give him(Alex) a break! as for me i hate musicals, enuff after bombarded with High School Musicals. Though, i'm a big fan of Daniel Day Lewis. This Trailer sucks!
Dexter on May 14, 2009
Looks pretty good, and Day-Lewis is a good actor. But, I'm probably going to reserve judgement until the film comes out. Plus, is it just me, or is anything with Nicole Kidman in it nowadays destined to fail?
Ajax on May 14, 2009
three words: DANIEL DAY-LEWIS. Not my cup of tea either but I'm excited to see simply because of that man right there
Scott McHenry on May 14, 2009
I love how defensive Alex gets...it's hilarious. Don't know why so many people hate musicals. The musical genre has a long, rich, and successful history in Filmdom. And, since the source material for this musical (Fellini's 8 1/2) is about a film director's fantasized memories of his youth and present, adding music to his fantasies makes absolute sense. Who among you DOESN'T image a soundtrack to your life from time to time running in your head? I always have music playing in my own mind...keeps me sane.
Kevin on May 14, 2009
It's Kidman's bit I'm most excited about (Penelope figures second in my book). I can't recall a cast as impressive as this in recent memory. Expect lots of razzle-dazzle (a given) and hope to see some hard-earned Oscar-caliber performances. My only worry is that Rob Marshall may either try to mimic Chicago or that he may turn in a movie that resembles Memoirs of a Geisha (punishment). Either way this looks very promising. And whooda thunk Fergie could acually sound so good?!
Leo on May 14, 2009
Can. Not. Wait.
Mike on May 14, 2009
My partner made a good point - the editing in the dance numbers is going to be choppy. Just like in Chicago. Which is interesting for a choreographer cut up the dance sequences and not let the dancing speak for itself. I know it's a modern style for those with short attention spans, but the work of Fred Astaire was usually done all in one take. You would think that Marshall would like to show off his work, not hide behind editing.
CatieLee on May 15, 2009
I think it definitely looks oscar worthy. The cinematography and choice of shots look brilliant and besides, it can't be worse than RENT.
Dan Taylor on May 15, 2009
This is a movie version of the Broadway MUSICAL NINE, not the movie 8 1/2. All these comments about preferring a non-musical remake are, well, ignorant of the source material. Try knowing what you're talking about before commenting. If you'd like to see a re-make of the MOVIE 81/2 - go ahead and try and make that...let me know how it goes?
Sean Harrington on May 15, 2009
I cannot wait to see it. It looks so spectacular and I love Chicago!
Ray Lopez on May 22, 2009
no alex, you are philistine because you aren't giving it a chance. It looks completely different from Chicago, a film i too disliked. Its funny how you call the dances "pointless" considering you enjoy films about pointless robots and explosions.
Al on May 23, 2009
Loved Chicago. I expect to love this, as well. Althought the original staging was bare, you can't put basic props up on a screen and expect the audience to follow. Bring on the over-the-top Marshall treatment, I say! Can't wait.
Brandon on Jun 2, 2009
no one should make a straight up remake of 8 1/2....jump off something and make sure there is a pointy landing...i hate you
nocsyn on Jun 23, 2009
I saw the film 8 1/2 in 1963 when I was 15 year old and thought it fascinating and amazing. I saw the Broadway show of Nine in the '80's with Raul Julia and loved it. It became one of my favorite musicals. I saw the revival production of Nine on Broadway a few years ago with Antonio Bandares. It was a very different production from the 80's version but amazing and I loved it. Nine is cemented as one of my favorite musicals. I was a bit skeptical of the film having see what how disappointing Hollywood treatments have been in the past of many Broadway shows. I thought Marshall did a superb job with Chicago---in fact I enjoyed the film more than the stage show. If this preview is any indication of what he did with Nine then we are all going to be blown away again. He seems to have captured the best of the musical stage show and made much of his film mimic the look of 8 1/2. And to those think this is a remake of 8 1/2 then they haven't a clue. It's not. It's a movie version of a Broadway show...a show that won the Tony for Best Musical in the 80's and as Best Musical Revival a few years back. I can't wait to see this show.
Walt on Aug 4, 2009
Daniel Day-Lewis has always been a very good actor and I will not be surprised if this film does really well.
Golden rule on Sep 14, 2009
okay to 25 i agree Hairspray sucked but I did like the producers to all those who say they dont like musicals why the f*@% are you commenting on one and again to those who are calling this a remake of 8 1/2 WRONG read the above oh and this is all what you need to do to make a stage musical into a movie musical if you don't want the editing and big sets record the stage show if not sit on your thumbs and shut up. btw if you're only interested in daniel day lewis because of his previous work don't see this if you don't think you'll like it chances are you won't and that'll just make you not want to like daniel anymore, I'm personally not a huge fan of his but i might be after this. personally i think this looks like one of the best musical movies i've seen in a while and since i liked chicago and the producers and phantom and others i expect to enjoy this very much and probably by it when it comes out on dvd
asher on Sep 19, 2009
This holiday season could have interesting results. Twilight Saga's New Moon is tipped to be the biggest film this christmas holiday. However given Mamma Mia's success Rob Marshall's Nine might just "Eclipse" New Moon. See what I did there?
Jezza on Sep 25, 2009
I can't wait to see this. I've been following the musical for about a year now(which isn't a very long time) I love the script so I hope the movie will be like the musical! and no its nothing like Chicago...at all.
Kaswith on Oct 7, 2009
Originally Catherine Zeta Jones was supposed to be in it as the film star, but pulled out. That explains why Kidman in is it instead
stan on Nov 13, 2009
Everybody.. Sean Harrington had it right - this is a film version of the M-U-S-I-C-A-L. If you don't like them, no one wants to hear your remarks anyway because you can't offer an informed opinion of the genre. What I do think is interesting is the inclusion of Kate Hudson. Good for her. Back in day of the early attempts to make "Chicago" into a film, Liza Minnelli and Goldie Hawn were on tap to star in the film. Both in their prime. THAT I would have liked to see.
Vince on Nov 20, 2009
I will go to see it because Fergie is in it. Wonder how much her fan base will propel ticket sales? #1 music billboard hit last month cant hurt. Timing with her right now seems perfect for this movie to be released. Why hasn't she been mentioned after 46 comments and a review? Is she disliked around here? WTF!! lol. ps i dont count rough drafts, so 46 comments, hehe.
Wetchaser on Dec 27, 2009
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