Who has been cast?
The film has a serious lineup. In the behind-the-scenes video, Hooper compared directing the cast to directing a group of "world-class athletes." In addition to Hudson, Swift, and Dench, it stars James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger, Idris Elba as Macavity, and Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat.
Will it stay true to the musical?
Francesca Hayward, the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, will play Victoria the White Cat. Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, the French hip-hop sensations known as Les Twins, will take on the roles of the cats Plato and Socrates, keeping the iconic dancing from the original Broadway production intact.
When will the film be released?
Universal Pictures has scheduled the release date for December 20, 2019.
Watch the trailer below: