Irish resident Daniel Day-Lewis is in talks to star in Robert Marshall’s musical ‘Nine’.

Day-Lewis would play the role of Guido Contini, replacing Javier Bardem, who dropped out of a planned fall start, stating he was exhausted from work and awards season. The role is a famous film director who experiences personal and creative crisis while trying to balance all the women in his life.

Other cast members include Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench.

EXTRAs:The original stage musical was inspired by the Fellini film “8½”; Michael Tolkin adapted the screenplay, and Anthony Minghella turned in a rewrite before he died.