Katie Holmes and Demi Moore are vying for roles in Chicago director Rob Marshall’s new movie musical, according to the New York Post. The two leading ladies both took part in auditions for Marshall’s “Nine” production last week.
Marshall is also said to be keen on reteaming with his Chicago stars RenÃ©e Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones for the project, which recently scored rave reviews on Broadway with Antonio Banderas in the lead role.
Marshall has directed both RenÃ©e and Catherine before in the Oscar-winning ‘Chicago’.
Katie Holmes is not known for her singing talents, and has previously struggled to stay in tune when performing the song ‘On My Own’ from long-running hit musical ‘Les Miserables’ for an episode of ‘Dawson’s Creek’.
Marshall has previously said: “‘Nine’ needs to be created specifically for the talent involved, to suit their strengths. Casting will be a big issue here, and if commitments complicate things, it will be 2009 before it gets going.”
“Nine” is based on movie icon Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.