The big musical movie that everyone is talking about this holiday season Nine held it’s NYC premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan … and managed to bring out all the stars. Altho Madonna is not at all involved with the film in any way, she managed to steal some of the spotlight from the film’s principal cast as she walked the red carpet with her eldest daughter Lourdes Maria as her guest. Here are a few pics from the red carpet arrivals of the NYC premiere of Nine:
Madonna turned the New York premiere of Nine into a family affair last night as she arrived on the red carpet with daughter Lourdes. The film may have been set in the Sixties, but Madonna was clearly reprising her own Eighties look as she turned up in a figure-hugging outfit. With her incredibly youthful face and Like A Prayer outfit, comprising lace Dolce & Gabbana bustier dress, long gloves and silver crucifix, the 51-year-old didn’t look much older than she did during the 1989 video. Her 13-year-old daughter was also going for the Eighties look in a D&G fringed skirt, biker gloves, leather jacket, Doc Martens boots and several beaded necklaces … Last night’s screening saw the biggest showing of the film’s cast with Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Fergie and Kate Hudson all stepping out in their finest couture for the glittering night. The movie’s leading man Daniel Day Lewis was also in attendance, but the only female castmember missing was Italian screen legend Sophia Loren. The cast stepped out just hours after they heard the film had received five nominations at the Golden Globes. Despite a mixed response from critics, Nine is up for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Original Song, and three acting nods for Day-Lewis, Cruz and Cotillard. Day-Lewis plays director Guido Contini, who is suffering a mid-life crisis. Arriving on the red carpet last night, Kidman shunned her favourite neutral colours for a girlie black prom dress. Appearing slightly too tight for the Australian actress around the bust area, the 42-year-old’s dress gave her a cleavage a boost. She was joined by 35-year-old Cruz – who dated Kidman’s ex Tom Cruise soon after their marriage split – who went for old school Hollywood glamour in her red hot satin asymmetrical gown. Excited Cruz, who was earlier nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe for her portrayal of Guido’s mistress Carla, said: ‘I am so honoured to be nominated for Nine. I had an incredible time working on the film with such an amazing director, Rob Marshall, and with this extraordinary cast.’ Her co-star Hudson, 30, went for a more unusual gown – a embellished monochrome jersey dress with a long train … Hudson’s night on the red carpet come as widespread reports claimed she had split from baseball player Alex Rodriguez after a six-month romance. Sources close to the high-profile couple said they split a week ago after their return from England, where A-Rod had attended the London premiere of Nine with Hudson … Other stars in attendance last night included Kidman’s actress friend Naomi Watts, who looked pretty in a pink shift dress, millionaire twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tobey Maguire and his wife Jennifer Meyer. The film follows Guido attempting to balance the relationships of the various women in his life including his wife (Cotillard), mistress (Cruz), muse (Kidman), his confidante (Dench), an American fashion journalist (Hudson), his glamorous courtesan (Fergie) and his mother (Loren). The screenplay – an adaptation of a 1982 Broadway stage hit – was written by the late Anthony Minghella.
I’ve not read any reviews for Nine and, to be honest, I’m not at all familiar with the story … but there is a lot of buzz going on about this film and it’s made me curious. Nine was directed by Rob Marshall who directed the Academy Award-winning musical film Chicago and the cast looks fantastic … I’m sold. Are any of y’all excited to see this film?