FILM VERSION OF CATS MUSICAL CASTS BIG NAMED CELEBRITIES
Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in Working Title and Universal’s film version of the long-running Broadway musical Cats.
The stage version ofCats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history and the sixth-longest-running in London’s West End. It has been translated into more than 20 languages and is estimated to have grossed more than $340m to date.
The play follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles over the course of one night as they decide which of their group will ascend to the ‘Heaviside Layer’ and come back to a new life. It was first performed in London in 1981.