At long last, we have the long-awaited movie adaptation of the legendary and incredibly popular Broadway musical first look at the Cats trailer.
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CelebNMovies247.com has your first look at the Cats trailer, but we are wondering if the movie adaptation of the incredibly popular Broadway musical will translate to ticket sales?
We think that the Cats trailer looks highly stylized, dazzling, and one of a kind, but moviegoers can be fickle at times and this movie could pose a risk factor.
Universal Pictures will find out this holiday season if Cats was the right choice for a movie adaptation of the musical.
Cats are packed with an all-star cast which includes Taylor Swift and Idris Elba, in addition to Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) behind the camera.
Before the Comic-Con trailer arrived, buzz started to generate online for Cats when a featurette which recently made its way online, was played at CinemaCon.
Idris Elba posted this behind the scenes look at Cats a day before the trailer release:
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Cats Cast and Crew:
Bottom line, Universal Pictures has pulled out all the stops for this one while showing us the trailer during Comic-Con. Aside from the respected Tom Hooper, the team behind the scenes also includes several additional Oscar nominees and winners. The crew consists of production designer Eve Stewart (The King’s Speech), cinematographer Christopher Ross (Room), costume designer Paco Delgado (The Danish Girl), sound mixer Simon Hayes (Les Miserables), executive music producer Marius De Vries (Moulin Rouge) and casting director Lucy Bevan (Murder on the Orient Express).
The full cast is equally impressive. It includes James Corden (Ocean’s 8), Judi Dench (Skyfall), Idris Elba (Hobbs & Shaw), Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings), Rebel Wilson (Isn’t It Romantic) and introduces Francesca Hayward, principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, in her debut feature. Not to mention having several very successful musicians on board in the form of Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical remains one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. The story, in short, centers on a tribe of Jellicle Cats who, on a moonlit evening, must make the “Jellicle choice” to decide which of them will ascend to the mysterious Heaviside Layer to be reborn. Webber based the show on T.S. Eliot’s collection of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The show has been performed just shy of 9,000 times since its debut in 1981. It also took home seven Tony Awards in 1983, and, rather amazingly, won the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award not once, but twice, first in 1982 and once again in 2015.
La La Land helped to cement musicals as something that can be highly profitable in the modern Hollywood landscape. It’s old Hollywood meets new Hollywood with the rebirth of the musical in cinema once again.
Back in the day musicals were made in a time when America was suffering from depression and war, and 80 years later America is going through the same woes. Musicals help to uplift peoples spirits and like we said thanks to La La Land musicals are here to stay for a while.
Universal Pictures Cats is set to scratch up the theater chairs on December 20, 2019.