Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to follow "There Will Be Blood" with "Nine," the Rob Marshall-directed musical for The Weinstein Co.
If Day-Lewis commits to playing the role of Guido Contini, he would be replacing Javier Bardem, who dropped out of a planned fall start, claiming he was exhausted from work and awards season.
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 musical was inspired by the Fellini film "8 ½."