Tuesday, August 18, 2009

TWC's 'Nine' will Kick Some Serious Butt Come Awards Season! [Trailer]

Judy Dench and Daniel Day Lewis in 'Nine'

The New York Times on Sunday published the definitive piece on the bleak state of the union at The Weinstein Company, where morale (and cash flow) remains low, Harvey is struggling to refocus after his mogul-add streak, and theatrical grosses this year are hovering right around $1.3 million. These factors will all likely change this week with the opening of Inglourious Basterds, or at least we should hope they do -- cinema is generally better for having the Weinsteins in it, and they've got to find some way to pay for the release of The Road and Nine later this fall.

Nicole Kidman and Daniel Day Lewis in 'Nine'

Nine is the musical re-telling of Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical 8 1/2. It tells the story of Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a world famous famous film director as he confronts an epic mid-life crisis with both creative and personal problems. He must balance the many women of his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penelope Cruz), his film star muse (Nicole Kidman), his confidant and costume designer (Judi Dench), an American fashion journalist (Kate Hudson), the whore from his youth (Fergie) and his mother (Sophia Loren).

The original 1982 Broadway production of NINE, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, won five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Nine is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago) and opens in the US on November 25, 2009.

TWC has nothing to worry about. Inglorious Basterds, The Road and Nine will clean up come awards season. Congrats, you've done it again Harvey!

I can hardly wait!

Source: MovieLine.com, IMDB.com

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