Daniel Day-Lewis by Todd Williamson/WireImage.com
There will be singing. Maybe.

According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to join the cast of Rob Marshall's musical, Nine. He would be filling the role that Javier Bardem recently dropped out of due to exhaustion. However, a spokesman for the Weinstein Co. (which is producing the film) said until an announcement is made, Day-Lewis' casting is "pure conjecture."

The film, based on the stage musical originally inspired by the Felliini film 8 ½, follows Guido Contini, a famous filmmaker who has trouble balancing his professional life with his personal problems and a bevy of women. Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench will play the ladies in his life. - Adam Bryant

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