Cats the film is coming this December, however we’re getting our first look this week. Forward of the official trailer being launched on Friday, a behind-the-scenes video dropped on Wednesday exhibiting the celebrities of the film together with Taylor Swift, Judy Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Insurgent Wilson and Jennifer Hudson exploring the set and speaking about their love of all issues theatrical.
The slated launch date for Cats the film is December 20 2019, making it the right movie to go and see with your loved ones over this yr’s Christmas break. Bringing collectively a solid of family names with hiphop, faucet and Royal Ballet dancers, the film will convey Andrew Lloyd Webber’s world-famous musical to the massive display for the very first time.
For member Judy Dench the movie marks an necessary second in her illustrious profession. Dench was solid within the authentic stage solid of the musical in 1981, however snapped her achilles tendon and could not take up the position. Now, she lastly has her likelihood. “I believed that was my historical past with Cats,” she mentioned. “But it surely seems to not be.”
Within the preview, we get our first glimpse of the enormous set full with outsized chairs and bicycles, created by director Tom Hooper to present us a cat’s-eye view of the world. Dench described being on the set as “a sort of Alice in Wonderland expertise.”
The video additionally teases the know-how that may digitally add fur to the actors our bodies to remodel them into their feline characters. The method has apparently by no means been used earlier than, and we won’t wait to see the outcomes when the complete trailer arrives later this week.
Who’s Taylor Swift enjoying?
Popstar Taylor Swift will likely be enjoying the position of Bombalurina, a flirtatious cat, and in response to IMDB she will likely be performing in no less than 5 of the musical’s iconic songs. It is the perfect position for the star, who’s famously a devoted cat mom to her personal three balls of fluff: Dr Meredith Gray, Detective Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button.
“My first recollections of efficiency return to once I was in Pennsylvania rising up,” says Swift within the behind-the-scenes video. “My favourite factor was attending to be theatrical, to inform a narrative and I’ve at all times introduced that narrative ingredient to my reside exhibits.”
Swift got here straight off her award-winninginto rehearsals for Cats. Earlier than the film began taking pictures, she attended “cat faculty” together with her fellow solid members, the place collectively they discovered the right way to mimic the bodily and behavioral traits of their feline roles.
“This musical is timeless,” Swift mentioned. “We acquired to replace it in ways in which I believe are simply so, so, so nice.”
We will not wait — verify again for our first impressions of the trailer on Friday.