Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson to join 'Cats' film adaption

Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson

So far, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and James Corden have been cast; Hudson will play former "glamour cat" Grizabella while the roles of the rest of the cast haven't been announced yet.

She finished off her look with a racy sheer top over a black bra, studded block heels and a bold plum lipstick. It's no surprise, then, that Hollywood is bringing Cats to the big screen - and the first additions to the cast are a suitably starry bunch.

Taylor, James and Ian's characters are being kept under wraps for the time being.

Besides exhausted and tattered Grizabella, other characters include Old Deuteronomy, Macavity, and the Rum Tum Tugger.

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Hooper will be joined by the three producers who worked with him on his last film musical, 2012 box-office hit Les Miserables: Debra Hayward, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.

If Taylor Swift is looking for a muse ahead of her next film role, she's got two right at home: her Insta-famous cats, Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson. Somewhere out there, the Ocean's 8 star is memorizing the words to "Memory" (jk she already knows every line). Tom Hooper will direct this eclectic cast in the wildly popular Broadway musical about a "tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life".

The much-loved musical is the sixth longest-running show in West End history, and fourth longest in Broadway history.


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