NEW YORK (AFP) – Pop famous person Taylor Swift will take to the silver display alongside Jennifer Hudson in a movie adaptation of the favored hit musical Cats, reviews mentioned on Friday (July 20).
The film is the newest challenge for British filmmaker Tom Hooper, who introduced novel-turned-musical Les Miserables to the large display and gained an Oscar for steering The King’s Speech.
Cats, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and that includes the traditional musical ballad Memory, opened in London in 1981 and initially was staged on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, the fourth-longest run in historical past.
Based on poems by TS Eliot, Cats tells of a feline tribe – in human kind on stage – referred to as the Jellicles who determine who amongst them will make a fateful ascent into a brand new life.
Cinema trade news website Variety mentioned that Hudson, who gained an Oscar for the 2006 movie musical Dreamgirls, would play Grizabella, a previously glamorous cat who longs for acceptance.
Variety and several other different movie websites mentioned that Cats would additionally star, in roles to be decided, Swift, actor turned late-night comic James Corden and veteran British actor Ian McKellen.
Film studio Universal didn’t reply to a request for remark.
No release date has been introduced for the movie.
The 28-year-old Swift, who is touring by way of the top of November, is one among her technology’s highest-grossing singers, however she has additionally branched out into supporting roles on movie.
She performed a chaste girlfriend within the 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s Day and, in a darker flip, appeared within the 2014 science-fiction movie The Giver.
Swift can also be recognized for her love of real-life cats. She incessantly posts footage on social media of her cats, Olivia and Meredith, who lately made a Hollywood debut in a scene in superhero movie Deadpool 2.