'Cats': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the feline musical directed by Tom Hooper

The star-studded musical based on TS Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' is looking at a December 20, 2019, release


                            'Cats': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about the feline musical directed by Tom Hooper

The first trailer of the 'Cats' movie has finally arrived and we couldn't be more excited! An absolute treat for cat lovers, 'Cats' looks endearing to say the least. Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation, which itself was based on TS Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats', the latest musical is directed by Tom Hooper of 'Les Misérables' fame.

Originally published in 1939, Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' is a collection of poems that each focuses on various animals with fascinating backstories. The musical centers around a single night where the cats come together to decide which one will be chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and be reincarnated.

Release date

'Cats' is looking at a December 20, 2019, release. 

Plot

Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles 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.

Cast

A star-studded musical, 'Cats' stars Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, Taylor Swift as Bombalurina, Francesca Hayward as Victoria, Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger, Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy, James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Idris Elba as Macavity, Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat, and Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots among many others.

Creators 

'Cats' is based on the musical of the same name, which in turn was based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by T.S Eliot. The film is directed by Tom Hooper in his second musical film following 2012's 'Les Misérables', choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

Trailers

You can watch the trailer for the musical here:



 

The movie tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the "Jellicle choice", deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. We see our favorite stars look pretty much like themselves, at the same time, like a completely different species. Apparently, the technique used by the makers to add "digital fur" hasn't been used ever before. According to some reports, Swift might have also written a song for 'Cats'. 

Where to watch

'Cats' is scheduled for a December 20, 2019, release by Universal Pictures.

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