Fergie Joins Rob Marshall’s Nine

Singer joins lady-heavy musical

by Tom Ambrose |
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Rob Marshall’s forthcoming musical, Nine, was already overflowing with lady lumps, but today it added two more to the roster, with the news that Fergie has joined the case of the female-dominated film.

Yes, the former Black Eyed Peas singer will be bringing her unique vocal stylings to the musical based on the Broadway hit (which in turn was based on 8 ½), joining a cast including Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Dame Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren and – as the director linking each of the women – Daniel Day-Lewis. Empire wishes it had gone into William Hills at the beginning of the year and put a fiver on Fergie and Daniel Day-Lewis ever appearing in a movie together; if we had, we suspect we’d have enough to retire, or at least make Lizard In A Blizzard a reality.

Fergie appeared briefly in the Planet Terror portion of Grindhouse, but this will be the first major test of her acting skills. A crueller critic might also say that it will test her singing skills, but we quite like that song about the humps, and that other one about big girls not crying.

Filming starts in London later this year.

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