Taylor Swift to Star in 'Cats' Movie Musical!

Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson

Taylor Swift to Star in 'Cats' Movie Musical!

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen are set to star in Working Title and Universal's movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash musical Cats, I can confirm.

Hudson is due to play Grizabella, while roles for the rest of the cast are yet to be announced.

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Even for those of you who aren't necessarily fans of musicals in a general sense, Cats is one of those shows-like Hamilton or Wicked-you no doubt know a few songs from by now.

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Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables") is directing the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage evergreen, and it's expected to begin shooting later this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Production on Cats is set to take place later this year in the United Kingdom, with more cast due to be announced.

It's been revealed that Jennifer will be playing the role of Grizabella, Variety reports.

The 28-year-old Swift, who is touring through the end of November, is one of her generation's highest-grossing singers, but she has also branched out into supporting roles on film.

Based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, Cats is the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history and is renowned for its frenetic visuals and music, and abundance of Lycra and leg-warmers that was the look of the day when it debuted in the '80s.

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