Marshall's Film of Tony-Winning Musical "Nine" Arrives on DVD May 4

News   Marshall's Film of Tony-Winning Musical "Nine" Arrives on DVD May 4 The Rob Marshall screen adaptation of Maury Yeston's Tony Award-winning musical "Nine," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard, is released on DVD and Blu-ray May 4.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment distributes the disc that includes eight featurettes, three music videos, commentary from director Rob Marshall and John Deluca, and an exclusive with co-star Sophia Loren.

The 118-minute film is helmed by award-winning "Chicago" director Marshall and stars two-time Oscar winner 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 DeLuca. "Nine" premiered in theatres Dec. 18.

"Nine" features three new songs, including "Guarda La Luna," "Take It All," and "Cinema Italiano."

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

The 1982 Broadway musical Nine was inspired by Federico Fellini's film "8 ½." The late Oscar-winning writer and director Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient") and Michael Tolkin wrote the screenplay. The film, according to press notes, is "a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penélope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Stacy Ferguson) and his mother (Sophia Loren)."

The Broadway musical 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 around him: His mother, his wife and his mistress ultimately serve as both distraction and inspiration.

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.

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