Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz have manned the "Nine" stage. In the newly-released image from The Weinstein Company, the three actresses joined by their co-stars, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson and Stacy Ferguson a.k.a. Fergie, are posing as their characters in the Rob Marshall's drama musical.
Brought forward on Friday, November 7, this first photo from "Nine" has been released along with the studio's announcement that the film's principal photography has begun. On its production news, the film is being shot at Shepperton Studios in England, on location in Italy and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome.
Adapted from the 1982 Tony-winning Broadway musical, "Nine" resolves around world famous film director Guido Contini. Dealing with a personal and professional crisis, he struggles to prepare his latest picture, while at the same time balancing the numerous women in his life from his wife and his mistress to his movie star muse and his mother.
Headlined by Daniel Day-Lewis as Contini, it comes from the "Chicago" director Rob Marshall and the screenwriter duo Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella. The drama musical is expected to be released in the U.S. theaters on September 9, 2009.