In the early 2000s, movie musicals weren’t quite as popular as they once were. The genre, which had once been one of the most powerful and popular forms of cinematic storytelling, had started to die out. So many movie fans weren’t sure what to think when it was announced that a big-budget film based on the classic ’70s musical, Chicago, was set to hit the big screen in 2002.
Directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere in the leading roles, the film follows two murderesses awaiting trial together in Chicago in the 1920s, and it proved all the doubters wrong! It was a smash hit, generating huge numbers at the box office and going on to win several Academy Awards too. This is the full story of Chicago.