June 20, 2024 12:05 am

Director Rob Marshall Reflects on Chicago's Challenges and Success on the Film's 20th Anniversary
Director Rob Marshall Reflects on Chicago's Challenges and Success on the Film's 20th Anniversary

Director Rob Marshall Reflects on Chicago’s Challenges and Success on the Film’s 20th Anniversary

On December 27th, 2002, director Rob Marshall’s first feature film, Chicago, was released in theaters. The film is based on the 1975 musical of the same title, which similarly was adapted from a 1926 play. Marshall’s movie featured stars like Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, and Lucy Liu. The movie broke box-office records and became the first musical in over 30 years to win best picture. Still, despite Chicago’s unquestionable success, during a chat with The Hollywood Reporter on Chicago’s 20th anniversary, the film’s director revealed that he’d never expected his first big movie to have the impact it did.

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​On Chicago’s 20th anniversary, director Rob Marshall reflects on the film’s challenges and success. Read More