NINE Opens Dubai Film Fest, 12/9
Variety reports that the hotly anticipated Rob Marshall-helmed NINE will open the Dubai Film Festival on December 9.
NINE will have a limited release on December 18th in New York and Los Angeles and will then go on wide release on December 25th. Today, yet another sneak peak production photo has been released of Penelope Cruz.
The vibrant and provocative musical production NINE, premiered on Broadway in 1982 to critical acclaim (winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical), and successfully revived in 2003 (winning another two Tonys, including Best Revival), is the most hotly anticipated movie of the holiday season, directed by Rob Marshall, and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie (Stacy Ferguson), and Sophia Loren. The Weinstein Company film will include new songs by original composer-lyricist Maury Yeston that were not in previous stage versions.
It has not been announced if any of the film's cast will attend the Dubai premiere.
NINE follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini (Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife Luisa (Marion Cotillard), his mistress Carla (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse Claudia (Nicole Kidman), his confidante and costume designer Lillie (Judi Dench), young American fashion journalist Stephanie (Kate Hudson), the prostitute Saraghina from his youth (Fergie), and his Mamma (Sophia Loren).