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    Marshall to direct 'Nine'

    Director to adapt stage hit for Weinsteins

    Marshall

    By Michael Fleming
    Variety
    April 12, 2007

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Some of the most brilliant and haunting music - a musical version of a man's mid-life crisis... and TONS of women's roles throughout; only One male lead - "Guido Contini" / Fellini, and Guido as a boy - the rest of the company in the Theatrical version are in fact women - "Fellini's Obsession". I hope that they (a) make this in a period Italian look which replicates Fellini's masterpiece "8 1/2", (b) cast a charismatic male lead

    "...The trouble with Contini, he's the King of Mediocrities, a second-rate director who believes that he is Socrates, he never make a 'movie' or a 'picture' or a 'flick', he makes a "Film" - get it? - a "Film"! A typical Italian with his auto and biography, a mixture of Catholicism, Pasta, and Pornography, a superficial, womanizing, moderately charming Latin fraud... (grazi! prego!) and what are his movies about? just Beauty, Truth, Death, Youth, Love, Life, Anguish, Angst... thanks to him we have boredom at the movies...!"
    "I've got the heart of a child..." - I keep it in a box, next to my bed...

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      Thanks for the link. "Nine" is a terrific musical. I'm still haunted by the beauty of the revival a few years ago. Curious to know, based on its source material, if the film will be going for more of niche art house market or if it will be made for broader tastes.

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        Re: 'Nine' next musical to hit the big screen

        Originally posted by ron10036 View Post
        Thanks for the link. "Nine" is a terrific musical. I'm still haunted by the beauty of the revival a few years ago. Curious to know, based on its source material, if the film will be going for more of niche art house market or if it will be made for broader tastes.
        I am sure that they will be shooting for a broader market, but won't the Theatre buffs and Fellini fans be enjoying the effort ever so much more?
        I just hope that they can get some of that gritty over-the-top sensuality and art-house feel of the original "8 1/2"

        I remember seeing Fellini's "Casanova" at an arthouse cinema in Westwood in the (gulp) 70's - the same place that I saw "All That Jazz"; both brilliant; (two movies where both directors, Fellini and Fosse, laid bare their souls for all to see... all the demons that drove them)

        ...."my husband make movies, to make them he makes himself obsessed; he works for weeks on end without a bit of rest, no other way can he achieve his level best; some men read books, some shine their shoes, some retire early when they've seen the evening news... my husband only rarely comes to bed! My husband makes movies instead... my husband.... makes movies.... "
        "I've got the heart of a child..." - I keep it in a box, next to my bed...

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          Please, please cast Antonio Banderas.

          I feel so much better saying that.

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          Roo
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            Re: 'Nine' next musical to hit the big screen

            Originally posted by Roo719 View Post
            Please, please cast Antonio Banderas.

            I feel so much better saying that.

            Peace,
            Roo
            Right about now he's probably thinking the same thing.
            "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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            • #7
              Re: 'Nine' next musical to hit the big screen

              I'll be curious to see where they go with casting. Banderas would certainly seem like a viable option, but you never know with these things.



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                Weinstein Considering Big Names for Nine Film

                By Zachary Pincus-Roth
                Playbill.com
                16 Apr 2007

                Harvey Weinstein is considering casting big stars for the Weinstein Company's recently announced film version of NineCabaret.

                Nine was inspired by the Federico Fellini film "8 1/2." The Yeston score includes such tunes as "Be On Your Own," "Unusual Way" and "My Husband Makes Movies."
                http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107352.html
                "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                  Interesting... Of the four men mentioned for the lead, I would deffinitely lean towards Banderas. He's got the Broadway cred because of the revival AND the Hollywood cred/box office appeal as a film actor.

                  I'd rather not see Depp. Not that he couldn't do it, just that he's everywhere these days AND he's got Sweeney. He doesn't need to be cast in the lead of another musical so quickly.



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                    Re: 'Nine' next musical to hit the big screen

                    Clooney is probably laughing his a** off!
                    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                      Re: 'Nine' next musical to hit the big screen

                      Yeah, that one seemed like the oddest choice of the bunch. :lol:



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                        Katie Holmes and Demi Moore Candidates for Nine Screen Adaptation


                        By Adam Hetrick
                        Playbill.com
                        02 Jul 2007

                        The New York Post reports that casting is underway for the Rob Marshall-directed screen adaptation of the Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit musical NineNine 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 1960's, 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.

                        "Nine" is slated for a 2008 or 2009 release.
                        http://www.playbill.com/news/article/109260.html
                        "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                          Weinsteins cast net for 'Nine'

                          TWC in talks with Cruz, Bardem, Cotillard

                          Cruz

                          Bardem

                          Cotillard

                          BY Michael Fleming
                          Variety
                          August 21, 2007

                          http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
                          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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