Friday, May 16, 2008

Mr. Awesome (DDL) in talks for Rob Marshall's Nine

According to variety,

Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to star in Nine, the musical Rob Marshall is directing for the Weinstein Company, reports Variety.

If he does come on board, Day-Lewis would play the role of Guido Contini, replacing Javier Bardem, who dropped out of a planned fall start. The role is a famous film director who experiences personal and creative crisis while trying to balance all the women in his life.

Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench will play the women.

The original stage musical was inspired by the Fellini film 8½; Michael Tolkin adapted the screenplay, and Anthony Minghella turned in a rewrite before he passed away.

While I enjoy DDL's roles as Bill the Butcher, Daniel Plainview, and John Proctor a little more than some of his others (all of which are BEYOND awesome). I am excited every time I hear his name connected to a film. The man is a powerhouse of an actor and has yet to disappoint me. This is good news for the likes of this film to have such a talented man eyeing the lead role.
Posted by SX0T at 12:01 PM |  


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