A star-filled cast is being lined up for 'Cats' movie

Ruben Ruiz
July 21, 2018

Cats is based on T S Eliot's poetry which featured in The Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats.

Swift, a 10-time Grammy victor whose "Reputation" album was the biggest seller of 2017 in the United States, made her film acting debut in the 2010 romantic comedy "Valentine's Day".

Hooper has been preparing the Cats movie musical for the past few years.

As revealed by ScreenDaily, the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical will include the likes of Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson, joined by James Corden and Sir Ian McKellen.

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Taylor has the least big screen experience, but she appeared alongside Hollywood legends Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes in 2014's The Giver as Rosemary. The stage version is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history and the sixth-longest-running in London's West End. "A made-for-TV movie was produced in 1998, but Hooper's version would be the first time the show will be adapted for the big screen".

The Oscar-winning Dreamgirls actress and singer is set to play Grizabella, who sings the musical's most well-known song "Memory".

And what can we say about McKellen? What we do know is that a couple of the film's stars are very famously connected to cats. Lee Hall ('Billy Elliott') is penning the script. Tom Hooper will direct this eclectic cast in the wildly popular Broadway musical about a "tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life".

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