First trailer for Cats drops and Taylor Swift as a furry feline really is something

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The first trailer for Cats dropped today and from Taylor Swift to Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, all getting about as the furry felines of the iconic stage musical, it really is something.

With an ensemble cast also starring Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson, weve been waiting with bated breath for the first look at these actors as alley cats.

While weve been treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the cast rehearsing, released to our tingling senses on Wednesday, this is the first time weve seen the characters in their costumes.



And, its something we may never unsee.

Like, the effects are spellbinding – were starting to think perhaps these actors were half-way through morphing into actual cats, but something went wrong with the left phalange and they were left as cats with their superstar faces the only human remains.

Are we getting too into this?

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Taylor is Bombalurina (Picture: Universal)

Dame Judi Dench in Cats

Dame Judi Dench is here (Picture: Universal)

Dame Judi, who plays the character of Old Deuteronomy, was cast in 1981s stage show, but just before they were due to open she snapped her Achilles and thought shed never get the chance to star in Cats again.

Look at her now!

The graceful Victoria is played by Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, who is introduced in her feature film debut. Not a bad flick to score first time on screen.


Francesca makes her big screen debut (Picture: Universal)

Jason Derulo in Cats

Jasons Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat (Picture: Universal)

Taylor, wholl take on the role of Bombalurina, went straight from her stadium tour into Cats rehearsals, as she was seen prowling around and slinking alongside Idris (the great Macavity) in this weeks teaser, and the duo look pretty great working their stuff alongside professional dancers.

The set looks pretty remarkable, with the unmistakable Cats cobbled streets and back alley streetscapes receiving their due attention. The scale is three or four times bigger according to Idris, in order to tell this from a cats perspective.

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Jennifers rendition of Memory is already breaking our hearts (Picture: Universal)

Idris Elba in Cats

Idris as Macavity (Picture: Universal)

James Cordon in Cats

And then weve got James Cordon as Bustopher Jones (Picture: Universal)

Idris looks totally on point as Macavity, as the gnarled cat watches over the streets, while Taylors Bombalurina sprinkles catnip on what appeared to be the Jellicle Ball.



The film will follow the tale of the Jellicle cats as they hold the ball for Old Deuteronomy will pick which feline to take to the HeavRead More – Source

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