Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen
Running time: 2h 20 mins (the full running time, inclusive of trailers)
Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers, the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
Directed by Oscar-winner Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Miserables), Cats is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot and the stage musical by Lloyd Webber which was one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Since opening in London in 1981, Cats has played to 81 million people in more than fifty countries, making it one of the most successful musicals of all time. It tells the story of a group of cats called the Jellicles over a single night when they need to make a ‘Jellicle Choice’ and decide which cat will go to Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.