Taylor Swift to Star in 'Cats' Movie Musical!

Bessie Dean
July 21, 2018

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.

Although the cast's roles have not yet been confirmed, Oscar and Grammy-winner Hudson has been tipped to take the starring role of Grizabella, the cat who sings the musical's best known song, Memory.

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Working Title and Universal's much-discussed movie adaptation of the hit Cats musical has grown some sizeable claws.

If Taylor Swift is looking for a muse ahead of her next film role, she's got two right at home: her Insta-famous cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Tom Hooper - who is said to have almost cast the pop star in his 2012 big-screen adaptation of Les Misérables - will direct.

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If you ever caught yourself wondering what happened to the big-screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webster's hit musical Cats that was teased back in 2016, well, I can confirm for you today that the project is alive and well. Production is set to begin in the United Kingdom later this year.

The team behind 2012's Les Miserables will produce the film alongside Tom.

Based on poems by T.S. Eliot, "Cats" tells of a feline tribe - in human form on stage - called the Jellicles who decide who among them will make a fateful ascent into a new life.

Cats the musical is Broadway's fourth longest-running musical and the West End's sixth longest-running musical.

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