Oscar-winning 2002 musical based on the long-running stage version of the same name by Kander, Ebb and Fosse. A savage mix of comedy and drama laced with jazzy songs, this satire of corruption and the concept of the "celebrity criminal" proved a hit with audiences on stage and screen. Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger), are two murderesses who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial in 1920s Chicago. Velma, a vaudevillian, and Roxie, a housewife, fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows. Richard Gere is Billy Flynn the sleazy lawyer who can help save them.