After dropping a teaser trailer a few months ago, Universal and Working Title have now unleashed the first full trailer for Cats.
The film adaptation introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward and also stars Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench. Also starring are acclaimed hip-hop dancers Les Twins, dancer Mette Towley, rising singer Bluey Robinson, Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, Robbie Fairchild and Laurie Davidson.
As described by the studio, "Cats is a most-unexpected film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved smash musical Cats and the poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, by T.S. Eliot. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) brings astonishing new technology to transform his cast members."
The musical is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, playing for 21 record-breaking years at the New London Theatre and having almost 9,000 performances. It was the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards winner for Best Musical. Its Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years.
Watch the trailer below:
The film hits theaters on December 20.
Photo: Universal/Working Title
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