Credit this story to the great Baz Bamigboye in London’s Daily Mail Friday.
Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Cats” will finally be a movie. Jennifer Hudson will play Grizabella, the famous cat who sings ALW’s immortal song, “Memory.”
Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for “The King’s Speech,” much awarded for “Les Miserables,” will direct.
Baz says Taylor Swift will wear a cat suit– she notably loves cats — James Corden, who’s taking a lot of extra jobs lately– is he tiring of the late night chat show?– he’s in it, too. Sounds like Hooper will feature cameos from many stars.
“Cats” has made a fortune around the world and twice on Broadway. It’s not Sondheim. The show gained notoriety in New York for being a safe place to send tourists who didn’t understand English– not much plot. But a cool “Cats” movie would be a nice surprise. These people can do it!