FIRST LOOK: You've never experienced a night at the JELLICLE BALL like this. Production is hard at work for the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats the Musical. Get a look behind the scenes of the cast hard at work in rehearsal and an early taste of the crazy sets seeing everything through the eyes of a cat. Under the direction of Oscar winner Tom Hopper, choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, and a full all star cast. the new JELLICLE CATS set to MEOW onto the big screen will include….
Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson as "Grizabella The Glamour Cat",
Grammy winner Taylor Swift as the flirtatious "Bombalurina",
Tony winner James Corden as "Bustopher Jones: The Cat about Town",
Rebel Wilson as the Edwardian do-Gooder…. "Jennyanydots",
Jason Derulo as the curious and sexiest cat of them all… "The Rum Tum Tugger",
Idris Elba as the wicked "Macavity",
Sir Ian McKellen as "Gus THe Theatrical Cat",
Dame Judi Dench (who originally was cast as "Grizabella" in the original 1981 London production) this time as the wise and beloved "Old Deuteronomy" (a role for the first time being played by a woman),
Laurie Davidson as the CLEVER AND MAGICAL tuxedo cat himself "Mr. Mistoffelees",
The official trailer is scheduled to be released this Friday, July 19th, 2019.
Cats the Movie will let the MEMORY be relieved like you've never seen it before this Holiday season from Universal Pictures. It will be released in Theaters everywhere on December 20th, 2019.
FUN FACT: This will mark the 2nd time that CATS has been captured on film. The musical was previously filmed as a direct-to-video film recreating Trevor Nunn and the late Gillian Lynne's original staging. It was filmed at London's Adelphi Theatre and starred Elaine Paige as "Grizabella". That filmed performance was seen on Great Performances l PBS and is still available to watch on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Who is excited?