You, Me and Day-Lewis

Kate Hudson (saw that “Fool’s Gold” the other night. Good to see our tax-paying money is going to good use) has joined the cast of Rob Marshall’s “Nine”, the musical starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Nicole Kidman.

Lewis plays world famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture and balances the numerous women in his life played by Hudson and the previously announced Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench (er, what?!), Sophia Loren and Penélope Cruz.

Harvey Weinstein stated: “We are thrilled that Kate Hudson is joining this group of some of the most talented and creative actors in film and it will be an incredible experience for audiences to watch this cast work under the brilliant direction of Rob Marshall. Inspired by one of cinema’s most profound auteurs, Minghella’s dramatic writing, and Marshall’s dynamic staging will provide the actors with a daring opportunity to showcase their artistic potential.”

Rob Marshall said: “It’s wonderful having Kate join this extraordinary cast! Her revelatory skills as a singer and a dancer lead to the creation of the role of ‘Stephanie,’ a fashion reporter from Vogue working in Italy. An exciting new song, written by our composer Maury Yeston, has been added for her as well.”