Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen were screened in the upcoming Working Title version of the musical "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of "The King's Speech, "Dirigera" Cats, which should begin touring Britain in November. "Lee Hall's (" Billy Elliot ") screenplay is based on Lloyd Webber's musical, herself adapted from a book of children's poems by TS Eliot
Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for his role in "Dreamgirls", will play Grizabella, the former "glamorous cat" that falls on Hard times and gets to sing about it in "Memory" showstopper. It's unclear what roles will be played by Swift, Corden and McKellen
The Daily Mail was the first to report casting news, which was confirmed to Variety
"Cats" is one of the most successful musicals from history, enjoying long runs both in the West End of London and on Broadway.
Working Title's Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan featured on the big screen in 2012 another musical, "Les Misérables". This film was nominated for the best photo at the Academy. Reward and won a statuette for Anne Hathaway as Best Supporting Actress.
The old Eliot Practical Cats book, published in 1939, is a collection of poems about creatures known as "Jellicle cats" and their secret world, but it lacks a global scenario. Lloyd Webber's musical gathers poems in a tale of cats seeking a sort of feline redemption in the "Heaviside layer" invented over London, "up, up, past the Russell Hotel."  Besides Grizabella tired and ragged, other characters include Old Deuteronomy, Macavity and the Rum Tum Tugger.