Thursday, May 01, 2008
If you've always wanted to see Javier Bardem doing his best Marcello Mastroianni only with musical numbers you're out of luck. The Oscar winner has dropped out of Rob Marshall's upcoming movie musical adaptation of Broadway's Nine (itself an adaptation of Federico Fellini's 8½) at a very late stage. [src]
I don't mean to be alarmist but I'd bet a significant dollar amount that you'll see at least a few of the big name women in his orbit do the same. Who drops out next... Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz or Sophia Loren?
2007 offered plenty of options for fans of the musical genre but 2008 and 2009 look comparatively bare. Someone make a good one quick!