Cat lover Taylor Swift is set to star in a movie that fits her best – the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical “Cats”.
The movie will be the pop singer’s biggest movie role so far, and she will star alongside Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen.
The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats known as the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” where they decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer (a metaphor for Heaven) and come back to a new life.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hudson will play Grizabella, a former “glamour cat” ostracised by the Jellicles, McKellan will play Old Deuteronomy, the elderly Jellicle Leader, and Swift is being eyed for Bombalurina, a flirtatious red cat.
Oscar-winner Tom Hooper, who brought “Les Miserables” to the big screen, will be directing the movie which is due to begin shooting in UK this November.
“Cats” musical is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 to 2006 until it was surpassed by “The Phantom of the Opera.”
The musical features some of the best known songs from the stage, including “Memory.”
Taylor Swift has previously starred in a handful of movies including “Valentine’s Day”, “The Giver” and as the voice of Audrey in “The Lorax”.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter / Featured Image: We Heart It