Taylor Swift, James Corden, Sir Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson will star in a new adaptation of ‘Cats’

A film adaptation is in the works

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Sir Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson will reportedly star in an all-new movie adaptation of the musical, ‘Cats’.

As one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway History, it’s been translated into more than 20 languages across the world, grossing more than $340m to date.

A straight-to-video musical film was released in 1998 but it’s now been announced that a new movie adaptation will be directed by Tom Hooper, who’s work includes ‘The King’s Speech’.


It’s been adapted for the screen by Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall, while the team behind 2012’s Les Miserables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Hooper – will produce the film.

Jennifer Hudson won an Academy Award in 2007 for her Dreamgirls role. She’ll be taking on the role of Grizabella in the ‘Cats’ movie, while the Taylor Swift, James Corden and Sir Ian McKellen’s roles are being kept under wraps.

Earlier this week, Swift got stuck mid-air during a show in the US.

The pop star was performing her recent hit ‘Delicate’ at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night (July 14) when she became stuck in a glittery basket. It was supposed to transport the singer across the stadium, but half-way through the song the basket came to a halt.

“I’m pretty sure I’m stuck up here,” Swift said. “It’s a nice view, though.


“So what you just saw was me going like straight up and down in this sparkly basket,” she added. “It’s supposed to take me to the other side of the stadium. So what happens now is basically I’m just chilling, waiting to figure out what happens next.”

Swift chatted to the audience while the stage crew fixed the problem. At one point, the crowd broke into an a capella sing-along of her 2007 track ‘Our Song’.