Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to star in Nine, the musical Rob Marshall is directing for the Weinstein Company, reports Variety.
If he does come on board, Day-Lewis would play the role of Guido Contini, replacing Javier Bardem, who dropped out of a planned fall start. The role is a famous film director who experiences personal and creative crisis while trying to balance all the women in his life.
Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench will play the women.
The original stage musical was inspired by the Fellini film 8½; Michael Tolkin adapted the screenplay, and Anthony Minghella turned in a rewrite before he passed away.