Chicago Movie Stars, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and More to Present at the Academy Awards
Oscar winners Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones will reunite with Richard Gere and Queen Latifah at the 2013 ceremony.
Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and Queen Latifah, the four stars from the 2003 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, for the adaptation of the musical Chicago, will present an award together at the Oscars on Sunday February 24th.
The actresses each received nominations for their performances in the film with Zeta-Jones taking home the Oscar for her portrayal as Chicago's murderess Velma Kelly.
"We are very excited to reunite the stars of Chicago to present on the Oscars, on the 10th anniversary of the movie's win for Best Picture," said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
The current revival of the John Kander/Fred Ebb/ Bob Fosse musical Chicago opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996, transferred to the Shubert Theatre in February 1997, and then the Ambassador Theatre, where it currently runs, in 2003. Directed by Walter Bobbie (who received a Tony for his work), Chicago became the third longest-running show in Broadway history, behind Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, playing its 6,681st performance in December.
In addition to Zeta-Jones, who also won a Tony for her role in the 2010 Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, other announced presenters that have tread the Broadway and off-Broadway boards include Tony Award winner Christopher Plummer (Barrymore), Tony nominee Meryl Streep (Happy End), Tony nominee Mark Ruffalo (Awake and Sing), and Drama Desk nominee Daniel Radcliffe (Equus).