BTS look at 'Cats' will have musical lovers all kinds of excited

Friday, 19 Jul, 2019

A behind-the-scenes video has been released for the upcoming star-studded Cats movie and it features Idris Elba and Taylor Swift dancing their socks off.

The new single will reportedly be a song from the Cats soundtrack.

Dame Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, James Corden and ballet star Francesca Hayward share their excitement in being cast in the film adaptation of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical. He now envisions the longest-running Broadway musical with a diverse cast and crew and perhaps will surprise audiences with a spectacle. In the film version the part will be played by Jennifer Hudson.

Universal Pictures has released a first look featurette for Tom Hooper's "Cats", a big screen adaptation of the beloved hit Broadway musical.

"I was cast in 1981, just before we opened", Judi Dench explains.

"I came right off a stadium tour [for 2017 album reputation] and went right into rehearsals", she continued.

Judi Dench, who is not on Instagram, also stars in the film as Old Deuteronomy, almost four decades after she pulled out of the original London production when she snapped her Achilles tendon shortly before the show's opening. We also see the sets that were built to scale to actual cat size, so there are huge chairs and tables.

Hooper said: "Directing Cats is like directing world-class athletes ... we're also lucky enough to have Andy Blankenbuehler, who choreographed Hamilton". Please provide us with your first impressions via the comments section we've helpfully provided for you below, and do stay tuned for a truly upsetting number of Cats-related updates between now and the film's December 20th arrival in theaters. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the show won the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical.