Marshall celebrates ‘Nine’ cast

Stars shine at pic's preem in Westwood

The most auspicious aspect of the musical “Nine” is the dream-team cast director Rob Marshall assembled, something he made sure to acknowledge at the Weinstein Co. premiere Dec. 9 in Westwood.

“I pinch myself every day working with this cast,” he told the crowd. “It’s so overwhelming, and it was joyous every day working with them. Were actually spread out all over the world promoting this film.”

Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz were on hand to represent the cast’s six Oscar winners, along with Fergie, who Marshall described as “an incredible spirit and an incredible leader.”

At the Sunset Tower after-party, Marshall said he first offered a part to Sophia Loren, but admitted, “We had no script, so I said to her, I can’t imagine doing this film without you,” Marshall said and then in a mock Italian accent continued, “She said, ‘I’ll do it. Ciao. Ciao.’ ”

“My hope as a director is that the actors playing the roles say, ‘This is mine,'” Marshall said of the pic’s sterling cast. “So you don’t even have to make the decision; it’s made for you.”

And as to his favorite pasta: “linguini vongole.”

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