Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Nine Responses


I'm not sure if I'm:
1. excited
2. disgusted
3. frightened
4. elated
5. curious
6. indifferent
7. fascinated
8. shocked
9. pleased

Javier Bardem pulled out of Nine (the movie adaptation of the musical adaption of the movie 8 1/2) to take time off (a year) from a busy working schedule. Isn't that nice. Don't we feel so sorry for him?

Daniel Day Lewis is thinking of taking over the role that would costar Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench! Hawt!

Hmm, wait, didn't they both win Oscars this year? I guess the Best Supporting Actor is going to be replaced by this year Best Actor winner. Top that!

While I do think DDL is a good actor, sometimes it would be nice if he wasn't playing an angry angry man. Though Nine is a darker musical, well, it's still a musical, so it would be really cool to see DDL tackle this.


Linz McC said...

Love Daniel Day Lewis, but this just seems so weird! Of course he is one of those actors that when you see him act, you forget it is him. Maybe this will be the same. Is the movie going to be a musical?

Vance said...

Movie Musical.


Antonio Banderas did it on Broadway a few years back with Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti (now in Gypsy) and I believe Chita Rivera.

I was excited about the movie pairing Javier Bardem with Marion Cotillard, but now it will be Best actor AND best actress together!

Anonymous said...

I respect DDL very much, but Banderas owns Nine like Mastroianni did in 8 1/2. I am still haunted by his performance when I saw him on stage five years ago. You got a great point, but I'm sticking to my guns on this :-)

PS: Great blog!

Vance said...

I was actually thinking that too. Why didn't they just ask Antonio? He's a big star too so it's not like he's a broadway nobody that they can't bank on.

and thanks for reading!

Mondschein said...

I have to wonder if they ever considered casting an Italian man in the role? DDL is quite talented and capable, but I can't see why he would want to take on Guido - he'd be totally miscast. I didn't get to see AB in the revival, but I can't help but wonder if the reason he wasn't approached is that he's nearly 10 years older than the role now. Have to wonder the same thing about DDL, who's even older.

(Don't forget, part of Guido's crisis in "Nine" is that he's turning 40.)