Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to follow “There Will Be Blood” with “Nine,” the Rob Marshall-directed musical for The Weinstein Co.
Day-Lewis in consideration for ‘Nine’ after Russell Crowe, George Clooney and Javier Bardem pass, as we previously announced. So, Bardem wasn’t even the first choice.
The Weinstein Company spokesman denied that a lead had been set:
“Any of the names being thrown around is pure conjecture, and when we’re ready to make an announcement, we’ll let you know.”
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 musical was inspired by the Fellini film “8 ½.”