Oh sure, that Kate Hudson waste has been cast, but who cares about her? And, if nothing else, she's inexplicably an Academy Award nominee, although you would I'm joking if you had only followed her career from 2001 onwards.
I remember there being a big thing about Christopher Nolan's Insomnia starring three Oscar winners (Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Robin Williams) so imagine the advertising possibilities for Nine if it stars SIX! I'm sure the Weinstein Brothers, who are producing, will ruin it like they do everything else, but it's the sort of thing that should be exploited. Make it an event.
"Academy Award winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren are all in... NINE!"
Etc. Who knows if it'll be true, but why not? That's what I find is missing a lot about movie advertising these days. They don't market something as being "The latest visionary masterpiece from Martin Scorsese" or whatever like they used to. Now it's almost like they try and hide as many of the sellable points as possible. I always imagine "The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival is finally in [country]!" to be a good selling line.
I don't know. I just want some grandeur.