The new trailer for Universal Pictures’ Cats just arrived and I’m sorry but these “cats” are still freaking me out! The just-released minute and a half trailer for the musical shines the spotlight on each of the key cats, including Taylor Swift as Bombalurina.
In addition to Taylor Swift, James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Dame Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy, Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger, Idris Elba as Macavity, Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, Ian McKellen as Gus The Theatre Cat, and Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots. Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward makes her feature film acting debut as Victoria in Cats. The cast also includes Robbie Fairchild, Laurie Davidson, Les Twins (Larry and Laurent Bourgeois), Mette Towley, Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, and Bluey Robinson.
Oscar winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Lee Hall. The film’s based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular Broadway musical which was inspired by Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.
Writer/director Tom Hooper’s behind the scenes team includes Tony Award-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights). Hooper produces with Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, Angela Morrison, and Jo Burn serve as executive producers.
Universal Pictures has set a December 20, 2019 theatrical release date.
More on Cats, Courtesy of Universal:
“One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical Cats received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years.
Since opening in London in 1981, Cats has continuously appeared on stage around the globe, to date having played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries and in nineteen languages. It is regarded as one of the most successful musicals of all time.”