CATS movie is coming onto the Big Screen! Who is excited to see a truly grandiose cinematic event of one of the most successful musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS? If you’re new to this news, then rejoice!
This film is an EVENT. – Jennifer Hudson
Facts About CATS Musical and Movie
The music and the topic portrayed in the CATS musical have touched millions of people around the glove. No matter what language this Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpieces was played in, it reached the souls of those who had their hearts open to the message.
Check out some of the fun facts about the CATS the musical and what’s coming to the big screen.
CATS the musical premiered at the New London Theatre in 1981 and played there for 21 years.
CATS earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical.
The Broadway production of CATS ran for 18 years and was the recipient of the 7 Tony Awards which includes the Best Musical.
As of today, CATS played to the audience of 81 million people around the globe in more than 50 countries, and was performed in 19 languages.
A movie version of CATS was choreographed by Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights).
The movie will showcase a rich dance styles variety, ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap. Be on the lookout for some or your favorites you’d never knew could be in the movie! Check it out:
Robbie Fairchild as Munkustrap (Broadway’s An American in Paris), Laurie Davidson as Mr. Mistoffelees (TNT’s Will), hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins Larry and Laurent Bourgeois as Plato and Socrates respectively, acclaimed dancer Mette Towley (featured in videos for Rihanna and Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D.) as Jemima, Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae as Skimbelshanks, and rising-star singer Bluey Robinson as Alonzo.
CATS Movie Trailer is Breathtaking
Thanks to the talent of Director Tom Hooper and his screenplay co-writer Lee Hall, we will experience a new level of living through reality. Just catch a glimpse of what to anticipate in the upcoming CATS reality movie. I am already smitten by the depth of intelligence and almost magic vibes these CATS draw us into their reality.
This is a moment for you to step into a world that’s completely designed to entertain you. – Idris Elba
Spectacular Cast Member in CATS Movie
I am in awe in front of the spectacular cast that this new CATS movie has gathered into one place. Everyone brings in their top skills and talents to shine while telling the CATS story.
James Corden as Bustopher Jones
Director Tom Hooper understands the spectacle of CATS.
Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy
An interesting fact. Judi Dench was cast for the initial CATS musical in 1981. But she snapped her Achilies tendon before the opening. She thought that was it. But look what who’s she’s playing in the CATS movie – Old Deuteronomy!
Jason Derulo as Run Tum Tugger
I was obsessed with singing. I was obsessed with dancing. You need to choose something you’re obsessed with and go and do it all the time.
You have some of the best hip-hop dancers, Royal Ballet, and some of the best tappers in the world.
Idris Elba as Macavity
Idris Elba is one of the versatile actors in today’s filmmaking. Providing voice to Shere Khan in the Jungle Book shows his talent to tell a story. Being part of a new CATS movie and playing a role of Macavity will show him as one of the most amazing talents in the sinematogrpahy of our time.
When you see people at the top of their game doing it, you raise your bar as well. – Idris Elba
Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella
From the American Idol dropout, Jennifer Hudson has become a full-fledged talent that transcends many areas of art and entertainment.
When I found out I was going to be in CATS. Instantly I felt the pressure.
Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatrical Cat
Taylor Swift as Bombalurina
My favorite thing was to be theatrical, to tell the story. This musical is timeless. And got to update it in ways that are so, so, so great.
People coming together through all different corners of entertainment.
Everybody’s working really long hours, rehearsing every day. And it’s fun.
Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots
Australian actress has been livin her dream life when it comes to movies. Her recent projects Cats and Jojo Rabbit (directed by yet another talented Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) placed her as the top choice for casting.
I remembered loving it [the musical]. When it became the movie, I jumped at the chance.
Francesca Hayward as Victoria
I think it just speaks very powerfully to everyone. There are so many emotions!
My favorite part of ballet and dancing is telling a story without words, and how you can say with just your eyes or your face or your body. I think it’s amazing.
CATS Movie is In Theaters
December 20, 2019
The scale of this film is HUGE! Director Tom Hooper paired the acting with piece of technology that hasn’t been used before. This was a massive undertaking to organize and streamline all the processes on and outside the film set.
Director Tom Hooper
At the center of this incredibly entertaining, comedic, fantastical musical is a very timely story about importance of inclusion and redemption.
Directing cast is like directing a group of low class athletes.
Go behind the scenes of the CATS movie. Look how each character is developed and lives through the life of a given cat role. Fascinating and empowring at the same time.