chicago the movie musical‘All That Jazz’ from the movie musical Chicago is ranked #98 on AFI’s list of the top 100 movie songs of all time.

Producer Martin Richards approached Catherine Zeta-Jones about appearing in this film version of the play Chicago after being wowed by her renditions of carols at a family Christmas party in Bermuda (her and husband Michael Douglas’ home). Richards approached her for the role of Roxie Hart. But Zeta-Jones though not familiar at all with the original show, did know that the character of Velma Kelly sang the song ‘All That Jazz’. She only wanted to play that role because she wanted to sing that song.

Director Rob Marshall wanted Catherine Zeta-Jones to wear her natural long hair in the movie, but she insisted on the short bob. She explained to People Magazine that she didn’t want her hair to fall over her face and give people a reason to doubt that she did all the dancing herself.    –  Edited from IMDB


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