‘Cats,’ one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is coming to the big screen and is bringing major names with it.
For, it has been announced that singers Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson will star the hotly anticipated production, as will funnyman James Corden.
Variety confirmed the news moments ago, which also came with confirmation that critically acclaimed actor Ian McKellen will feature in the flick.
Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of ‘The King’s Speech,’ has been tapped to helm the movie incarnation of ‘Cats.’ Shooting commences in November for the film, which is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical take on T.S Elliot‘s original book.
As at writing, only Hudson’s character has been revealed; she’s been cast in the coveted role of Grizabella. A former “glamour cat,” she falls on rough times and sings about it in much-loved jaw-dropper ‘Memory.’
The weeks and months ahead are expected to bring with it news on who Swift, Corden, and McKellen will appear as.
What is certain is that, after much suggestion and speculation, ‘Cats’ the movie is coming!