Cats first toured on Broadway in the early '80s and received mixed responses. Some people laud the musical as their favorite show, while others are still confused by the over-the-top costuming and bizarre storyline.
Continuing the wildly successful live-action adaptation trend, Cats is getting a musical movie update with an all-star cast. Shortly off her lucrative world tour, Taylor Swift is on board in a completely on-brand move for the self-proclaimed cat lady. The majestic Dame Judy Dench is getting a second chance at participating in the musical after she was replaced in the original production following an injury. Jennifer Hudson will show off her incredible vocal capabilities with the iconic ballad "Memory," and, strangely enough, pop/R&B artist Jason Derulo is on board as one of the cats, too.
Filming for the musical spectacular wrapped in April, and is set to debut in December. The trailer will drop tomorrow, July 19. But eager fans got a first behind-the-scenes look that shared the actors will be covered completely in CGI fur using "digital fur technology," whatever that means.
One of the most recognizable songs in the musical will be performed by the incredible Jennifer Hudson.
The astounding vocals on the former American Idol contestant will definitely pay tribute to the iconic number. Dame Judy Dench was originally cast in the role of Grizabella before a torn Achilles took her out of the production. She was then replaced with Elaine Page.
Taylor Swift will play the flirtatious feline Bombalurina, who sings the most well-known song.