Rob Marshall’s adaptation of Nine — the Tony-nominated play based of Fellini’s 8 1/2) looks a bit like his last flick, Chicago. There’s a lot of playing with light and shadow, interesting casting choices (Daniel Day Lewis? Fergie? Kate Hudson?), and enough spangly outfits and Fosse-inspired dance numbers to satisfy our inner drag queen. Also: It’s really hard for us to remain impartial, because any film that includes Dame Judi Dench in its cast usually gets a pass. There are a few things that make us nervous though.
1. The large female cast: Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, and the aforementioned wild cards — the last time we encountered something this estrogen-soaked was The Women, and that Did. Not. Go. Well.
2. The Oil Man: DDL can’t be any worse than Richard Gere, right? Though, the trailer doesn’t really give much away on this front.
3. 2003: That’s the last time Nicole Kidman was in something that didn’t royally suck. Unless you count Happy Feet.
That said, now we’ve got “Be Italian” stuck in our heads for the rest of the day. Watch it below and you will too!