Playbill.com reports that ‘Nine’ director Rob Marshall confirmed the casting of Javier Bardem as Guido, Marion Cotillard as his wife Louisa, Penelope Cruz as mistress Carla, Catherine Zeta-Jones as muse Claudia and Sophia Loren as his mother.
Little bit of trivia: Back in June Marion was assumedly already making a reference to her new role in an interview with Coming Soon when she said:
And how will she follow up this landmark role and performance? “Nothing that I can talk about right now, but it’s going to be a stage musical, sort of rock opera.”
- Fantastic updates, posted on January 27, 2009
- Daniel Day-Lewis, Fergie and Marion Cotillard live life Italian-style in ‘Nine’, posted on December 19, 2009
- Marion Cotillard on the cover of Interview, posted on February 23, 2014
- Lady Dior – Making Of & Interview, posted on December 12, 2008
- New Variety article, posted on December 9, 2007