Man, I’ve been giving so much free publicity for the Weinsteins but I can’t help myself. I thought the second trailer of the NINE musical flick couldn’t get any more awesome. Well I was wrong. In this third trailer, we finally hear the man speak. Daniel Day-Lewis is sporting a believable Italian accent as Guido Contini, perhaps because the actor did learn how to speak Italian for the movie according to IMDb trivia. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, the trivia page also lists some amazing names who were at one time either interested or considered for this movie, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger (both Chicago alums), Amy Adams, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway. George Clooney, Johnny Depp and Antonio Banderas were also considered for the role of Guido, although I can’t imagine any of them in that role after seeing such a virtuosic performance by Day-Lewis.
Anyway, I LOVE this trailer. Though I didn’t mind the musical montages of the previous two, it’s nice to finally get the gist of the story and the kind of predicament the renowned director is in. We also get a glimpse of the roles the nine women play in his life. Is it just me but in the little snippet I heard of Nicole Kidman’s singing brought back memories of Moulin Rouge. I’m assuming most of the actress playing the starlets are doing their own singing in this movie.
So, anybody else excited to see this flick?