The forthcoming musical 'Nine' features a world-class array of beautiful and talented women, including globe-spanning Oscar-winners Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Sophia Loren. But in the movie's new trailer, they all take a back seat as the spotlight shines on Hollywood's most unexpected new singing and dancing sensation, Kate Hudson.

Over the past decade, Hudson has made a career of light romantic comedy fare, films that demanded little more of her than to be feisty and adorable. In 'Nine,' however, she's called upon to be slinky and sexy, as well as to sing and dance. Judging by this trailer, which is little more than a Kate Hudson music video with an all-star cast of extras, she delivers. The forthcoming musical 'Nine' features a world-class array of beautiful and talented women, including globe-spanning Oscar-winners Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Sophia Loren. But in the movie's new trailer, they all take a back seat as the spotlight shines on Hollywood's most unexpected new singing and dancing sensation, Kate Hudson.

Over the past decade, Hudson has made a career of light romantic comedy fare, films that demanded little more of her than to be feisty and adorable. In 'Nine,' however, she's called upon to be slinky and sexy, as well as to sing and dance. Judging by this trailer, which is little more than a Kate Hudson music video with an all-star cast of extras, she delivers.

Kate Hudson's 'Nine' Trailer


'Nine' is, of course, based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical, based in turn on Federico Fellini's '8 1/2,' the greatest autobiographical midlife crisis movie ever made. In the new film, the protagonist is an Italian film director named Guido (Daniel Day-Lewis), who is lucky enough to endure his midlife crisis surrounded by beautiful women in lingerie and spangly gowns.

One of those sirens is a young American fashion reporter named Stephanie, played by Hudson. In this trailer, she sings of her fondness for "Cinema Italiano" in general, and for "Guido, Guido, Guido" in particular, all while kicking and shimmying.

What is the source of Hudson's previously unrevealed singing and dancing talents? Could it be her family? Mom Goldie Hawn had a musical theater background before she became a movie star, her dad Bill Hudson is a pop singer, her stepdad Kurt Russell played Elvis, and her ex-husband Chris Robinson is a rock star.

'Nine' is directed by Rob Marshall ('Chicago'). It opens Dec. 18 in New York and Los Angeles and Dec. 25 nationwide.