"Be Italian": Trailer for Marshall's "Nine" Available On-Line; Geffen to Release Soundtrack

News   "Be Italian": Trailer for Marshall's "Nine" Available On-Line; Geffen to Release Soundtrack The Weinstein Company has released the trailer for the much- anticipated Rob Marshall film of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's Tony Award-winning musical "Nine."
Nine leads: Mary Stuart Masterson, Laura Benanti, Chita Rivera, Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski.
Nine leads: Mary Stuart Masterson, Laura Benanti, Chita Rivera, Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Scheduled to arrive in theatres Nov. 25, "Nine" is helmed by award-winning "Chicago" director Rob Marshall and stars two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as film director Guido Contini.

Late Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Anthony Minghella is credited as the "Nine" screenwriter. The film also features choreography by Marshall and John DeLuca, and newly penned songs by Yeston, including "Take It All" and "Cinema Italiano."

The women of Guido's life are portrayed on screen by Penelope Cruz (Carla), Marion Cotillard (Luisa), Sophia Loren (Guido's Mother), Nicole Kidman (Claudia), Kate Hudson (Stephanie), Judi Dench (Liliane La Fleur), Fergie (Saraghina), Ricky Tognazzi, Giuseppe Cederna, Valerio Mastandrea and Martina Stella.

The visually rich trailer offers theatre and movie lovers a sample of Fergie's vocals on "Be Italian," and a few glimpses of one of the musical's most famous numbers, "A Call from the Vatican."

It is also revealed late in the trailer that Geffen Records will release the soundtrack for "Nine" in November. Based on the semi-autobiographical Fellini film "8 ½," Nine premiered on Broadway in 1982, starring Raul Julia, Anita Morris and Karen Akers. The Tommy Tune-directed production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In 2003 Broadway saw a revival boasting an all-star cast including Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski and Mary Stuart Masterson. Directed by David Leveaux and reset in the early 1960s, the revival would win two Tonys, including Best Revival.

Nine centers on Guido Contini, a heralded film director (much like Federico Fellini) who, fearing he is losing his touch, escapes to a Venetian spa for rejuvenation. Blurring the lines of fantasy and reality, the women in Contini's life swirl about him, from his mother, to his wife, to his mistress, all of whom ultimately serve as dangerous distraction and inspiration.

To view the trailer for "Nine" visit Apple.

Click here for the official website of "Nine" the movie.