The new trailer for “Cats” has dropped a month before the film is officially released in US cinemas.
Tom Hooper’s upcoming film features Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella, Taylor Swift as Bombalurina, Jason Derulo as The Rum Tum Tugger, Judi Dench as Deuteronomy, James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, Idris Elba as Macavity, Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat, Robert Fairchild as Munkustrap, and Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Francesca Hayward as Victoria the White Cat.
Hooper and Lee Hall wrote the screenplay, with choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights, Bandstand), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and a new original song co-written by Webber and Taylor Swift.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show features a group of cats called The Jellicles who come out and celebrate the Jellicle Ball. The show opened on the West End in 1981 and then on Broadway in 1982. It won a number of awards, including Best Musical at the Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards.
You can watch the newly released, full-length, official trailer below.