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‘Cats’ Will Miss Awards Deadlines As It Rushes to the Holiday Finish Line

Every year, a much-anticipated Christmas release provokes speculation about whether it can be finished in time at all. Think Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” in 2012, followed a year later by Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street.” These movies screened for the first time dripping wet over the Thanksgiving weekend. They came within a hair’s breadth […]

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As Leos Carax’s Adam Driver Musical ‘Annette’ Finally Starts Shooting, What Took So Long?

As announced this month, French director Leos Carax’s “Annette” is finally in production after years of stops and starts. Carax’s first feature since 2012’s “Holy Motors” and his first full-on English-language film, “Annette” is a musical set in Los Angeles that will feature original music from the ’70s rock band Sparks and tells a love […]

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‘Cats’ Trailer: Genius Marketing or Hot Mess? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

As the fall movie season approaches, some of the bigger releases around the corner start to reveal themselves in small doses. Sometimes, that means mysterious sneak peeks at movies loaded with intrigue, like James Gray’s sci-fi drama “Ad Astra.” And sometimes it means “Cats.”The internet went wild this week in response to the first glimpse […]

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Jordan Peele Approves of This Horrifying ‘Cats’ and ‘Us’ Trailer Mash-Up — Watch

Film journalists have already reacted in horror to the first trailer for Universal’s “Cats” musical adaptation, but that’s nothing compared to the overwhelming response from social media users. Less than 24 hours after the trailer’s debut, a viral meme mixing the “Cats” footage with popular music scores has taken over Twitter with terrifying results. One […]

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Film News Roundup: Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward Joins ‘Cats’ Movie

In today’s film news roundup, ballet dancer Francesca Howard is cast in “Cats,” Billy Bob Thornton and Alice Eve are getting honors, and “Chocolate Lizards” is becoming a film.CastingFrancesca Hayward, principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s “Cats.”The movie is an adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd […]

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Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded ‘Cats’ Movie

Judi Dench has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.”Dench was set to play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, but she snapped her Achilles Tendon shortly before previews began and had to withdraw from the show. The project is based […]

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Movie Talk: ‘The Flash’ Movie Production Pushed, Now Eyeing a 2021 Release

On today’s episode of Collider Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, Jeff Sneider, and Haleigh Foutch discuss the following: Variety reports that Idris Elba is in final talks to star in the feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats. Variety reports that The Flash standalone film is pushing its production start date to late-2019 which means […]

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‘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 […]

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Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen Join ‘Cats’ Musical Movie

Jennifer Hudson will be making a new movie “Memory” playing the “glamour cat” Grizabella in Universal and Working Title’s big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved stage musical “Cats.”Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have also joined the cast of Tom Hooper’s film, an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap. It will […]

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