Director: Rob Marshall
Writer(s): Bil Condon (screenplay), Bob Fosse (musical), Fred Ebb (musical), Maurine Dallas Watkins (musical)
Cast: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly
Chicago is a 2002 American musical film adapted from the satirical stage musical Chicago, the film explores the themes of 'celebrity', 'scandal', and 'corruption' in Jazz age Chicago.
Directed and choreographed by Rob Marshall, and adapted for film by screenwriter Bill Condon, Chicago won six Academy Awards in 2003, including Best Picture. The film was the first musical film to win the Best Picture Oscar since Oliver! (1968).
Chicago centers on Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, two criminals-of-passion who find themselves awaiting their trials for murder in 1920s Chicago. Velma, a vaudevillian, and Roxie, a housewife with aspirations of having the same profession, fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows.