“Cats.” A pop culture phenomenon that sprung from the mind of first T. S. Eliot and then Andrew Lloyd Webber. A musical about frisky felines that has captured the hearts of West End and Broadway audiences since 1981. And now, a blockbuster feature that shall be released in the midst of film awards season—and already has fans and critics in heat.
Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper and featuring one of the year’s starriest casts—Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward, and Jennifer Hudson, all singing while clad in digitally rendered fur—“Cats” will receive distribution from Universal Pictures Dec. 20. Its new trailer is sure to dazzle (and perhaps puzzle) you.
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