By Creative Media Times
The first trailer for the upcoming adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical fantasy has finally arrived.
Directed by Tom Hooper, who won a best director academy award for The King’s Speech, “Cats” has a stunning star-studded cast that includes Taylor Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, and Rebel Wilson.
“Cats” is based on of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the stage musical “Cats”, which received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981. It played for 21 years and earned the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical.
In 1983, the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and ran for an extraordinary 18 years. Since opening in London in 1981, “Cats” has continuously appeared on stage around the globe, to date having played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries and in nineteen languages. It is one of the most successful musicals of all time.
Hopper was also responsible for successfully adapting Les Misérables into a 2012 musical drama film, which also received critical and commercial success in 2012.
Cats is scheduled for release by Universal Pictures on December 20, 2019.