Sunday, May 26, 2024

UK Scoop: Dame Judi Dench Joins Tom Hooper’s All-Star “Cats” with Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift


Great news tonight from the UK: exclusive from the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye reveals that Dame Judi Dench has joined Tom Hooper’s all-star movie of “Cats,” based on the hit musical.

Dame Judi joins Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, and James Corden. She’ll play Old Deuteronomy, but we’ll think of her as Young, just as well!

Wow: I may actually be able to watch this movie now. They’re really sweetening the pot every day. After this, I do hope Tom Hooper gets back to drama without music. First “Les Miz,” now this.

Judi Dench makes everything better. You can’t deny it!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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