They're Making Another "CATS" Movie—with Brand-New Choreography
The West End revival cast of CATS (courtesy DKC/O&M)
Raise your hand if you grew up watching the classic 1998 film version of CATS repeatedly. Like, until the VHS tape came off its tracks/the DVD was hopelessly scratched. 🖐🖐🖐😻😻😻
Well, fellow Jellicle obsessives, get excited: A new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical is in the works. And it'll feature brand-spanking-new choreography by Royal Ballet resident choreographer WayneMcGregor. And the search for dancers to fill those famous unitards is basically happening RIGHT NOW. (Paging Georgina Pazcoguin, Eloise Kropp, Ricky Ubeda, and all the other veterans of the recent Broadway revival!)
McGregor just broke the news on his Instagram account, announcing open casting calls for the project in London:
McGregor is known for his cerebral, high-concept pieces, and the film's director, Tom Hooper, is the guy who brought us the live-sung movie version of Les Misérables in 2012. What do you think these two are going to do with a fantastical array of fabulous felines? We CAT-NOT wait (deeply un-sorry for that one) to find out.