Film is directed by Tom Hooper of “Les Misérables,” will be released December 20, 2019.
While a teaser video that was on air earlier this week focused on actors like Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and James Corden, who are showing the fancy-footed felines, the new video allows more glimpses of them in what was mentioned to in the teaser as “digital fur technology.”
It’s also scored around star Jennifer Hudson’s fallen-from-grace Grizabella and her spine-tingling rendition of the production’s famous song, “Memory.”
“Cats” is based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage adaptation of T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” That book, which was published in 1939, is a collection of poems that each focus on various animals with fascinating backstories. The musical centers on a night where they come together to decide which one will be chosen to climb to the Heaviside Layer and be revived.