As the countdown to the opening of Rob Marshall’s musical Nine on Christmas Day continues, this week we get a new teaser in the form of Kate Hudson’s sassy song in the film, “Cinema Italiano.” The track is Kate’s musical debut and has been released ahead of the rest of the soundtrack, which will be released digitally next week, and then in stores on December 21st.
Kate, who plays an American Vogue journalist, struts her stuff in a high-energy dance sequence that’s been on heavy rotation in the film’s previews. The clip already has people drawing comparisons between Kate and her mom, Goldie Hawn, who started out as a go-go dancer (and reportedly cried when she watched her daughter’s performance live on the Nine set). And now, with the release of Kate’s song there’s a buzz about her vocals – who knew she could sing? Sure, she was Penny Lane in Almost Famous, and she was married to Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, but now Kate is stepping up to the mic herself in this fun, fast-paced, hip-shaking ode to Daniel Day-Lewis’ character, renowned Italian director Guido Contini, that glamorizes him for his sexy films, skinny ties, fast cars and “wearing shades in the middle of the night.”
Of course, there’s plenty more to look forward to on the film’s soundtrack, including vocal offerings from Oscar-winning actors Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and even Daniel Day-Lewis, who has revealed he was just as nervous to sing as his female co-stars. On the standout track “Be Italian, which is featured in the tantalizing previews, Black Eyed Pea Fergie—who is also in the film—challenges Guido, courtesy of her powerful pipes, to “live every day like it’s your last!”
Nine’s “Cinema Italiano” sung by Kate Hudson is available now.