Nine isn't the first film inspired by 8½: Woody Allen got there first, with Stardust Memories. Charlotte Rampling was the legendary beauty in that movie. Nine, directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), recruits a whole team. Kate Hudson! Nicole Kidman! Marion Cotillard! Sophia Loren! And Penélope Cruz, left, an actress whom Fellini, were he alive, would no doubt have loved, just as Pedro Almodóvar does.