The first trailer for Cats has landed. The film's star studded cast includes James Corden, Dame Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson and Sir Ian McKellan.
Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward also star in the movie.
Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical into a cinematic event.
The film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design and state-of-the-art technology. Cats features dance styles from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
Cats will be released in Irish cinemas on December 20th 2019.
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 one of the most successful musicals of all time.