Rob Marshall Will Direct Nine Film for Weinstein Company

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Rob Marshall will direct a film version of the musical Nine for the Weinstein Company, Variety reports.
Rob Marshall on the set of
Rob Marshall on the set of "Memoirs of a Geisha."

The musical about a film director and the various women in his life has songs by Maury Yeston and a book by Arthur Kopit and won the 1982 Tony Award for Best Musical. The show was revived in a 2003 Broadway production starring Antonio Banderas, which won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. The venture reunites Marshall with Harvey Weinstein, who headed Miramax when Marshall directed "Chicago" for the studio in 2002. "Chicago" won six Oscars, including best picture.

Marshall and John DeLuca will co-choreograph "Nine," which they also did for "Chicago." A screenwriter and cast have yet to be found.

Marshall also directed the film "Memoirs of a Geisha" and co-directed the smash Broadway revival of Cabaret.

Nine was inspired by the Federico Fellini film "8½." The Yeston score includes such tunes as "Be On Your Own," "Unusual Way" and "My Husband Makes Movies."

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