Cats

Cats.
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward
  • UK release: 20 December 2019

Victoria (Hayward) is a cat who find herself caught up with the tribe of the Jellicles, who are assembling to see which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer. For all the sheer vigour and professionalism of the performers, the ‘nakedness’ of the cats is unnerving and the end result is more flabbergasting than truly terrible.

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Taylor Swift has 'no complaints' about Cats

22 Jan 2020

Film gossip

Taylor Swift has "no complaints" about starring in 'Cats'. The 30-year-old singer appears as feline character Bombalurina in the CGI-heavy big screen adaptation of the much-loved stage musical which has been mauled by critics and been a major box…

Jason Derulo's 'attractive' Cats character

21 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Jason Derulo is impressed with how attractive his 'Cats' character is. The 30-year-old singer plays Rum Tum Tugger in Tom Hooper's new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and he believes the character's appeal lies in his confidence. He…

Cats

19 Dec 20192 stars

The megamusical finally makes it to the big screen and you won't believe your eyes

What on earth were they thinking? When the first trailer for Tom Hooper's take on the Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical landed in July, the astonishing folly of its poorly, but no doubt expensively, rendered human-cat hybrids nearly broke the internet…

Jennifer Hudson wants moggy named after Cats character

14 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Jennifer Hudson wants to name a new pet after her 'Cats' character. The 38-year-old singer-and-actress – who plays Grizabella in the star studded moggy musical – already has pomeraians Oscar and Grammy, named after her awards successes, and another…

Cats producers defend trailer

13 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Two 'Cats' producers have shot to the defence of the movie's trailer. Eric Fellner has put a positive spin on the backlash, by pointing out 100 million people have watched the teaser for the big screen adaptation of the musical, while Tim Bevan…

Rebel Wilson admits telling rude jokes on Cats set

13 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Rebel Wilson says the cast of 'Cats' tried to put rude jokes in the film. The 39-year-old actress stars in the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical and is joined in the cast by the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench and…

Tom Hooper: 'Cats trailer backlash caught me by surprise'

3 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Tom Hooper has responded to the backlash to the 'Cats' trailer. The trailer was released in the summer and caused viewers to react with disdain, describing it as "horrifying" and "insane" but the backlash caught director Tom by surprise. He told…

Jason Derulo reveals Rebel Wilson's crude pussy jokes on Cats set

2 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Jason Derulo says Rebel Wilson was full of crude pussy jokes on the set of 'Cats'. The pair play Rum Tum Tugger and Jennyanydots respectively in Tom Hooper's upcoming adaptation of the iconic stage musical, and Jason revealed he loved working with…

Nicole Scherzinger was upset she wasn't considered for Cats

1 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Nicole Scherzinger was "devastated" she wasn't considered for a role in 'Cats'. The former Pussycat Dolls singer – who played Grizabella during the show's West End run back in 2014 – was "really upset" that she wasn't given the opportunity to…

Thousands of computer experts add fur to Cats film

19 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Thousands of computer analysts were hired to work on Tom Hooper's 'Cats' movie to apply "digital fur" to the actors who play the feline characters. The live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic 1981 stage musical – which itself is based…

Taylor Swift spent four months at 'cat school'

24 May 2019

Film gossip

Taylor Swift spent "four months" at cat school preparing for her role in the 'Cats' movie. The 29-year-old singer plays the flirty feline Bombalurina in the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, and she went to special…

Idris Elba admits it was 'amazing' on working with Taylor Swift on Cats

4 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Idris Elba says Taylor Swift was "amazing" to work with on the set of 'Cats'. The 46-year-old actor insists that Taylor, 29, was simply "great" whilst they were filming the live-action adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic stage musical, which…

Jennifer Hudson: Cats will be really special

25 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Jennifer Hudson says the 'Cats' live-action movie is "something really special". The 37-year-old singer and actress is currently working on the upcoming feature film adaptation of the popular stage musical – which is also set to star the likes of…

Jason Derulo to make acting debut in Cats

21 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Jason Derulo has joined the cast of 'Cats'. The 29-year-old musician will make his feature film acting debut in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of…

Rebel Wilson joins Cats movie

20 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of 'Cats'. The 'Bridesmaids' actress will portray the lazy old Gumbie feline Jennyanydots in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, which is based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's…

Cats star Ian McKellen will find 'inner pussy'

9 Nov 2018

Film gossip

Sir Ian McKellen wants to find his "inner pussy" for his role in 'Cats'. The veteran actor will be taking on the part of Gus the Theatre Cat in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical, and he joked he will embrace…

Judi Dench set for Cats movie

19 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Dame Judi Dench is to star in the movie adaptation of 'Cats'. The 83-year-old actress – who was due play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, until she was forced to withdraw through injury – is set to appear as Old Deuteronomy in…

Idris Elba in talks to join Cats cast

17 Oct 2018

Film gossip

Idris Elba is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to star in Tom Hooper's adaptation of 'Cats'. The London-born actor is being eyed to appear alongside the likes of Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift in the…

Cats gets December 2019 release date

1 Sep 2018

Film gossip

'Cats' will be released on December 20, 2019. The movie adaptation of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical will take 'Wicked's release date, with a new slot for the 'Wizard of Oz' re-telling to be announced soon. Taylor Swift, James…

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