Magazine article Screen International

Working Title, Universal Begin Shooting on 'Cats'

Magazine article Screen International

Working Title, Universal Begin Shooting on 'Cats'

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Musical scheduled to open on December 20, 2019.

Principal photography has got underway in London on Cats directed by Tom Hooper and starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and newcomer Francesca Hayward, principal dancer with The Royal Ballet.

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage musical and the poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot, Cats also stars Ian McKellen, singer-songwriter Jason Derulo, and Jennifer Hudson. Cats is scheduled to open theatrically on December 20, 2019.

Corden will play Bustopher Jones, Dench is Old Deuteronomy, Derulo is Rum Tum Tugger, Elba is Macavity, Hudson is Grizabella, McKellen is Gus, Swift is Bombalurina, Wilson is Jennyanydots, and Hayward is Victoria. …

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