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Cats Musical Coming

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Cats Musical is on its way – a movie adaption of Lloyd Webber’s popular musical ‘Cats’. And what’s even more thrilling is that it is starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Ian McKellen. The Oscar-winning director for ‘The King’s Speech’, Tom Hooper will direct this movie while Lee Hall will pen the script.

Cats Musical is a screenplay based on Lloyd’s musical which was adapted from a book of children’s poems. As far as the story line is concerned, a tribe of cats- the Jellicles will gather on the night of Jellicle Ball. There it will be decided that who ascends to the Heaviside layer to begin a new life. Even though it sounds unimaginably wild, the show has been a great hit over the years. The musical was revived but it recently closed on Broadway, but the original production was closed back in 2002. Cats even became the longest running Broadway show between the years 1997 to 2006. It’s almost time that the movie version got announced because the possibilities have been talked about for years now.

Taylor Swift might be new to movie adaptions of musicals, but her costars definitely are not. Hudson is fairly popular for her performance in ‘Dream girls’, while Corden was the star in ‘Into The Woods’ and McKellen has been a part of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake. Though it’s still unsure what roles will Swift, Corden and McKellen play in Cats, Hudson’s role is out. The actress who won an Oscar in 2007 will play the former glamour cat who falls on hard times and then gets to sing about it later in showstopper ‘Memory’. But if we take guesses here, Swift might be Bombalurina- the singer of ‘Macavity the Mystery Cat’. Corden could play the Jellicle leader Old Deuteronomy, and McKellen could be the theater cat Gus. The production team still has not announced who would play the lead as Rum Tum Tugger. But the decision could be an important one in determining how the movie turns out.

Taylor Swift’s announcement of joining the cast for Cats seems justified. After all, for years we have seen her love for cats all over our social media feeds. Theater fans are bombarding Twitter with their mixed feelings on the casting news. But fans are already appreciating Swift for her upcoming endeavor and her love for cats which will be perfect for this movie.

People are already wishing for Carpool Karaoke segments of Swift and Corden to celebrate them working on a movie together. We too hope that it comes true!

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