Cast of the movie version of musical Cats confirmed

Cats is coming to cinemas
Cats the musical is coming to cinemas Photo credit: DailyExpress

The cast has been confirmed for the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, and is set to include Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen.

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has been cast to play Gizabella, the former glamour cat who sings the well-known 'Memories'.

It has not been confirmed what roles other confirmed cast members will play.

The film will be directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper, who was behind The King's Speech, and the screenplay by Lee Hall, who is credited with dance drama Billy Elliot.

Cats has a long history on London's West End and on Broadway and is one of the most successful musicals of all time.

Filming will commence in November this year.

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