It’s time for another EPIC musical like CATS to head to the big screen.
Universal Pictures and Working Title is bringing CATS to the big screen in 2019.
Cats is the 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. Read on for more details on Universal Pictures Cats…
CelebNMovies247.com has learned via press release that Universal Pictures and Working Title is bringing CATS to the big screen in 2019.
Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) brings astonishing new technology to transform his performers, who will be choreographed by visionary movement pioneer Wayne McGregor, CBE. Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan is casting the film adaptation.
The groundbreaking production based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical.
The epic will be produced by Hooper and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as fellow Les Misérables producer Debra Hayward—who brought the idea to Working Title. CATS will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group and executive produced by three-time Oscar® winner Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Webber, and Angela Morrison. Hooper and Lee Hall (Billy Elliott, War Horse) has adapted the story for the screen.
So far, here are the actors who will transform into the felines; Ian McKellen, James Corden, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Hudson.
In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years.