Nine Musical Begins Production

The Weinstein Company announced today that principal photography has commenced on the film version of the Tony Award winning musical, Nine, directed by Academy Award nominated director Rob Marshall (Chicago).

Heading the stellar cast are Academy Award winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, and Sophia Loren; Academy Award nominees Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson; and Grammy Award winner Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson.

The international cast also includes Ricky Tognazzi, Giuseppe Cederna, Valerio Mastandrea, and Martina Stella.

Nine tells the story of world famous film director Guido Contini, who faces a personal and professional crisis as he struggles to prepare his latest picture, while balancing the numerous women in his life — his wife, his mistress, his movie star muse, his costume designer, a fashion journalist, a whore from his childhood, and his mother.

The film is being shot in England at Shepperton Studios, and in Italy on location and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome.