‘Cats’ Will Pounce During Christmas 2019 Frame; ‘Wicked’ Moves

Universal has officially dated Working Title’s feature film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats for December 20, 2019.

Wicked, Uni’s other Broadway stage musical feature adaptation, originally occupied this date, but now the pic is being moved to accommodate its production schedule.Despite director Tom Hooper’s attachment over the last two years, we kept hearing that Universal hadn’t greenlit a Cats movie.

That obviously changed when news broke about Taylor Swift, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellan joining the cast, and the release date here underscores that the film — which has long been in development by Hollywood — is finally becoming a reality.Cats boards what will be a very busy Christmas 2019 stretch.

On December 20 next year, Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX opens along with Fox’s Death on the Nile, followed by Sony’s Masters of the Universe on Christmas Day.

The thinking, based

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