Kate Hudson added to ‘Nine’

From a Times staff writer

Kate Hudson is the latest addition to the star-studded cast of “Nine,” an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical. She joins Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz.

The film, about an Italian film director, will be directed by Rob Marshall for producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Production is scheduled to begin Oct. 10. “Nine,” which originally opened on Broadway in 1982 and was revived in 2003, is based on Fellini’s autobiographical film “8 1/2 .”