Kate Hudson sings in new ‘Nine ‘trailer

Posted by · 5:08 pm · November 16th, 2009

The song “Cinema Italiano,” by the way, is one of the film’s original compositions vying for Oscar glory. Based on this snippet, I think some melody wouldn’t have gone amiss. But that’s me.

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  • 1 11-16-2009 at 5:25 pm

    Nudgoo said...

    I’m pleasantly surprised. Just a shame Kate Hudson is in the movie.

  • 2 11-16-2009 at 5:27 pm

    tintin said...

    Fantastic trailer!!!!!!!!

  • 3 11-16-2009 at 5:35 pm

    JAB said...

    won’t be shocked if she sneaks into supporting actress. Weinstein knows what he’s doing.

  • 4 11-16-2009 at 5:36 pm

    JFK said...

    Yes, Kate Hudson can not sing, one of the problems with the film.

  • 5 11-16-2009 at 5:44 pm

    Rob said...

    Not joking: unless this is one of a series of trailers, I feel like this could cost the film millions of box office dollars, simply for making it look like the movie’s main star is Kate Hudson.

  • 6 11-16-2009 at 5:54 pm

    Vito said...

    I enjoyed it.

    But, I’d like to maybe hear Daniel Day-Lewis speak in one of these trailers….or sing!

  • 7 11-16-2009 at 6:22 pm

    Ed said...

    I didn’t find it good… mainly because I don’t like the setup of the Kate Hudson sequence, I wasn’t into the song, the dance, the acting, the set. Maybe it will be better in conjunction with the entire film rather than as a preview.

  • 8 11-16-2009 at 6:37 pm

    JR said...

    Okay, is it too much to ask that, if you’re going to place a song “Cinema Italiano” in a film ostensibly about Italians, that you the work “cinema” be pronounced all’Italiano??? Rhymes with “chin,” not “sin”…

  • 9 11-16-2009 at 6:55 pm

    Andrew R. said...

    There is an italian segment in the song and she does say it like “Chinema”, i have 2 of the 3 new songs. I think Kate sounds very good, way different than I expected. Marion Cotillard’s new song though is crazy good if you ask me (especially lyrically)

  • 10 11-16-2009 at 6:59 pm

    Speaking English said...

    “Crazy Heart” trailer is on Quicktime now.

  • 11 11-16-2009 at 7:22 pm

    Rachel said...

    That sucked. Looks like Lindsay Lohan’s “Rumors” video. Actually, it looks like Hudson took a role written for Lohan.

    And at the end it sounds like she’s yelling “Civin me an enema! Giving me an enema!”.

  • 12 11-16-2009 at 7:31 pm

    martin said...


  • 13 11-16-2009 at 7:56 pm

    JJ said...

    Gotta love the polarizing reactions:

    Awful! Amazing!

    I think the trailer is fine, gets me excited to see the movie.

  • 14 11-16-2009 at 8:03 pm

    R.J. said...

    Loved the trailer and absolutely love the song, I doubt Hudson will get an Oscar nod but the song could do quite well.

  • 15 11-16-2009 at 8:05 pm

    rosengje said...

    I really liked it. There is also a fabulous diva shot of Nicole Kidman somewhere in the middle.

  • 16 11-16-2009 at 8:08 pm

    Hans said...

    I agree about the semi-lack of a melody beginning, but now I can’t get that chorus and hook out of my head.

    I think it would be great if they did a series of trailers highlighting each of the Nine ladies. Hell, if Harry fricking Potter can have a million trailers…..

  • 17 11-16-2009 at 8:09 pm

    Matt King said...

    Wasn’t a fan of the song. Hudson’s voice was perfectly fine, the song was just unbearably lame. Not a great trailer altogether.

    The “Crazy Heart” trailer, however, is really good. Extremely excited for that movie. Trailer is up at Apple.

  • 18 11-16-2009 at 8:34 pm

    Jason said...

    Is there a poster for this movie yet?

  • 19 11-16-2009 at 9:04 pm

    Patryk said...

    Actually I think her singing is better than Renee Zellweger’s was in “Chicago.” I don’t think the film’s fate will be decided on her contributions. Perhaps in spite of them.

  • 20 11-16-2009 at 9:13 pm

    The Other Ryan said...

    Holy Christ is that song bad. Someone explain to me at the incessant yelling of “Guido” about half-way through?

  • 21 11-16-2009 at 9:13 pm

    Maxim said...

    I completely forgot Anthony Minghella co-wrote the screenplay. Interesting.

  • 22 11-16-2009 at 9:25 pm

    Monique said...

    What makes us assume that it’s Kate singing?

  • 23 11-16-2009 at 9:41 pm

    Georgie said...

    The song is what bothers me, not Hudson.

    I hope Marion Cotillard’s original song gets in. It fits more with the musical. In my opinion.

  • 24 11-16-2009 at 9:43 pm

    richard said...

    maury yeston’s strength as a composer, i think, has always been his gift for creative and emotional melodies. the original Nine score is chock-full of gorgeous ones. sadly, this song is an exception. at least kate sounds ok.

  • 25 11-16-2009 at 9:47 pm

    Andy said...

    Because they cast her because they believed she could sing. And it’s Rob Marshall for peet’s sake.

    I think the song is good, but not great. It’s missing something, almost like it’s missing a melody and thats the backing track. Hudson’s voice is fine though and the dancing and scene look amazing. And it’s catchy, but I can’t see it getting an oscar nom, Take It All probably as a better chance.

    But the trailer is fantastic! Be italian works better as music, but God, the film looks beautiful. If this doesn’t win Cinematography, Art Direction & Costumes I’ll be shocked. This film looks fantastic. Daniel Day Lewis seems to have nailed the role….and the women……drool.

    Also, did the Crazy Heart trailer remind anyone of The Wrestler? And why no mention of Colin Farrell?

  • 26 11-16-2009 at 9:49 pm

    Vito said...

    Yes, Andy, Crazy Heart totally had The Wrestler feel going on.

  • 27 11-16-2009 at 9:51 pm

    Derek 8-Track said...

    I change my vote on the sidebar poll to ‘Nine’.

  • 28 11-16-2009 at 9:59 pm

    Andrew L. said...

    Ick. Horrible lyrics, but surprised by Kate Hudson–she can hold a note. (On the other hand, it’s still Kate Hudson… so, meh)

    And holy crap!: those shots of Cruz are quite intriguing.

  • 29 11-16-2009 at 10:03 pm

    Michael said...

    Well I can’t get the tune out of my head so that speaks to something.

  • 30 11-16-2009 at 11:30 pm

    brian said...

    That song sucked.

  • 31 11-17-2009 at 12:50 am

    mike said...

    its 2 easy 2 hate on this, we should give the film a chance but i guess Guy has already decided he is gonna hate it.

  • 32 11-17-2009 at 12:55 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Mike: No, I’m looking forward to the film like crazy. I just don’t like what I’ve heard of this particular song. Relax.

  • 33 11-17-2009 at 1:03 am

    Erik said...

    1. I like this. She can carry a tune, even if it’s not on the level of some of her co-stars, but that’s not what the song requires. And the song itself is catchy. I want some variation, not the same big shownumber over and over again in some 2-hour diva-off that happens to also star DDL.

    2. This trailer is likeley meant for a specific audience, i.e. not us. They’ve already warmed up a large audience for this, and will continue to do so, but like Avatar and its recent Nickelodeon-trailer, only this one’s for the kids 18-25. You don’t warm them up for a movie by telling em it’s got the guy from There Will Be Blood and the girl from La Mome, and the other one from all those Spanish films etc. You warm them up by showing a happy song from the girl from How to lose a guy in Ten Days, and Skeleton Key, and Fool’s Gold. You know… movies they’ve seen.

  • 34 11-17-2009 at 2:35 am

    Cde. said...

    In ‘8 1/2′ Guido was Italian because it was an Italian film, and he was a surrogate for Fellini, and that was it.

    In’Nine’ everyone is constantly shouting about how Italian they are.

  • 35 11-17-2009 at 3:19 am

    Aaron said...

    Totally agree, Erik, the first trailer was drawing for a more mature audience, and this one is to bring in the younger crowd. It’s all a marketing ploy.

    I think Kate Hudson sings this very well, however, and it’s a great trailer…

  • 36 11-17-2009 at 6:19 am

    rafa said...

    why does Rob Marshall films featuring costumes by Dion Beebe are never sexy? they look like awful amateur broadway production.

  • 37 11-17-2009 at 7:52 am

    jess said...

    Some people here don’t seem to understand that this is a promo for Middle America, who is patriotic and American-centered therefore they want to see a nice American girl in an American film, and this nice girl is Kate Hudson, that’s why she’s promoting it as if she were the main star.

    She’s a bigger draw in the US than the other actresses in this film. Yet no one really knows her outside the US.

    This clip won’t be shown in Europe, where they will have no problem making money with the most popular European actresses being in it

  • 38 11-17-2009 at 7:55 am

    jess said...

    Oh, and that shot of Nicole Kidman is just wow

  • 39 11-17-2009 at 8:26 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Yet no one really knows her outside the US.”

    Simply not true.

  • 40 11-17-2009 at 8:40 am

    qwiggles said...

    “In ‘8 1/2′ Guido was Italian because it was an Italian film, and he was a surrogate for Fellini, and that was it.

    In ‘Nine’ everyone is constantly shouting about how Italian they are.”

    Heartily seconded.

  • 41 11-17-2009 at 9:34 am

    Michael said...

    I cannot wait for this film, although like Guy this particular song is not my favorite. I actually really liked the musical (I have only heard the music not actually seen it) so I am really excited to see how the songs are performed by the rest of the cast, especially Daniel Day Lewis (can he sing? I can’t wait to find out…) The visuals are fascinating to me though in this trailer to say the least.

  • 42 11-17-2009 at 10:35 am

    SJG said...

    I don’t get the Kate Hudson hatred. Sure, she’s done a bunch of incredibly stupid movies, but she CAN act. And not all of her movies are dumb. (I’m particularly a fan of her, and of everybody else, in “About Adam”.)

    However, I can’t say I’m really looking forward to this movie, so if people are deterred from going ga-ga over it because of Kate Hudson, be my guest.

  • 43 11-17-2009 at 11:07 am

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    I don’t know if it’s just compressed sound-wise but Hudson sounds auto-tuned. Not like T-Pain or Kanye but still auto-tuned.

  • 44 11-17-2009 at 1:05 pm

    Andy said...

    rafta@ your sentence made absolutley no sense. And Dion Beebe is the cinematographer….

    This film looks brillinat, in my opinion and people seem to be really enjoying it. I don’t mind Hudson being in the film, or the song.

    December 25th, here I come :)

  • 45 11-17-2009 at 8:44 pm

    Rae Kasey said...

    @jess: As someone who is from “middle America,” my main interest in Nine is Marshall, Day-Lewis, Cruz and Cotillard. Not Hudson. And you’d think if they were marketing to people who want to see an American film the song wouldn’t be half in another language.

    Just sayin’.

  • 46 11-24-2009 at 10:04 pm

    zoots said...

    ach. this is about as ‘italiano’ as fettucine alfredo. (if you like this you probably need to look that up).

  • 47 8-19-2010 at 9:38 pm

    Yuhalinskaya said...

    kate’s voice is fine, but the song doesn’t fit her :|