Cats‘ Cast Announced

The musical Cats – which is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history – is soon to be a major motion picture, with production scheduled for later this year in the U.K.

Not all of the cast has been announced, but so far Taylor Swift (cat lady extraordinaire), Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen have been signed. Tom Hooper will direct. You may know Hooper’s work from his adaptation of Les Miz in 2012.

Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they 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.

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