Cats will soon be back! On the big screen, that is. The first trailer was just revealed and fans got a glimpse of what Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Dame Judi Dench and other stars look like as singing and dancing kitty cats.
Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella belts the iconic Memory, the star-studded cast makes their first introduction in the trailer. Idris Elba plays Macavity and James Corden is Bustopher Jones.
It also stars Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo and newcomer Francesca Hayward will star as the Ballerina.
Oscar-winning director Tom Hopper directs and wrote the screenplay, which is of course based on the stage production — which, in turn, was based on poet T. S. Eliot‘s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Hopper also directed best-picture the musical-turned-movie Les Misérables.
Some Twitter users were a little freaked out. Some of the adjectives used were
“Weird, disturbing” and “horrifying”
It’s due out this holiday season.
The #cats trailer is the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen.— kat (@smolone4) July 19, 2019
And check out the RuPaul Cats trailer/Kitty Girl mash-up here.
(via CBS News)