Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) next big singing, lush-glam, glitz-fest before heading off to helm the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is Nine. Leading on our list of Must-Miss Holiday movies, Nine is the reality turned fantasy story of Guido Contini, an Italian filmmaker who navigates the estrogen-filled waters of Woman Land. Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Nine will certainly be a flashy and sexy production at the hands of Rob Marshall, but as an admitted non-fan of the Oscar-winning Chicago, , and a modern-musical-translated-to-film curmudgeon, I’m not looking forward to more of the same soullessness, technical expertise aside.
Nevertheless! We may not be looking forward to the movie, but Nine‘s trailer encapsulates the whole thing in a musical number that, at least, sexily and interestingly trips the light fantastic. I’m not sure if it will translate to interest for anyone outside of the snooty East/West Coast artiste establishment, but if you’re going to come out selling a musical, this is the way to do it.