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'Nine,' '9,' and 'District 9'

”Nine,” ”9,” and ”District 9” — An A-list musical, a 3-D dystopia cartoon, and a low-budget action movie have one number in common

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DISTRICT 9
Aug. 14
The Pitch It’s Independence Day meets The Fly…but political.
The Players A bumbling corporate operative (Sharlto Copley) and hordes of creepy-looking aliens.
The Prestige Produced by Lord of the Rings director (and three-time Oscar winner) Peter Jackson.

9
Sept. 9
The Pitch It’s Toys meets Terminator Salvation…but animated.
The Players A doomed inventor and hordes of burlap-sack creatures (voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, etc.).
The Prestige Produced by Tim Burton. Based on a short that earned an Oscar nomination in 2006.

NINE
Nov. 25
The Pitch It’s La Dolce Vita meets Dr. T. & the Women…the musical.
The Players A famous film director (Daniel Day-Lewis) and hordes of beautiful women (Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, etc.).
The Prestige Produced by Harvey Weinstein. The cast boasts 18 Oscar nods among them.