Cats 2019 info:-
Cats 2019 is universal Pictures and Working Title’s Cats is a most-unexpected film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved smash musical “Cats” and the poems from “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” by T.S. Eliot. Oscar (R)-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables.
The Danish Girl) brings astonishing new technology to transform his cast members. Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan is casting the film adaptation. The epic will be produced by Hooper and Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, as well as fellow Les Misérables producer Debra Hayward-who brought the idea to Working Title.
CATS will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group and executive produced by three-time Oscar (R) winner Steven Spielberg, Lloyd Webber and Angela Morrison. Hooper and Lee Hall (Billy Elliott, War Horse) have adapted the story for the screen.
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, “Cats” received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981-where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The groundbreaking production based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of s.
Cats 2019 Speculation:-
Judi Dench playing Old Deuteronomy mirrors Andrew Lloyd Webber’s similar casting choice in Starlight Express. The role of Poppa, similarly to the father figure whose deep, rich voice is integral to the score, has changed gender to Mama. This change is part of a massive overhaul of the show which has sparked controversy among many fans. The characters seem likely to be presented in a format that relies less on Computer Generated Imagery than initially speculated; the casting call requires strong dance skills.
it seems likely that we will be seeing the performers’ natural movements rather than Motion Capture, as this would not require the performers to both sing and dance. The recent productions have seen new material added – “Street Cat Tugger”, and Gus leading “Pekes and Pollicles” for example.
Lee Hall may be directed by Andrew Lloyd Webber to use the latest versions of the show; he may refer back to the more classic material; or he may have a license to re-write fresh changes. Characters are being changed; or maybe more accurately, ensemble character names are being assigned to different roles, such as Zizi Strallen’s Tantomile: “So I’m allowed to officially tell people now that I’ve been filming the @catsmovie for the last 5 months.
Playing Tantomile. She’s quite different from the show, not a twin but a little cheeky, flirty kitten. Can’t wait for everyone to see it this Christmas.” Melissa Madden Gray discussing Griddlebone: “My role is Griddlebone, who is quite a mysterious cat because she appears in different ways from the West End Version to the Broadway version and in this film she appears in a different way altogether. Please See More Information…..
Cats 2019 Production:-
An animated film adaptation based on the musical was initially planned by Amblimation in the 1990s but was abandoned with the studio’s closure. In December 2013, Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator, and composer of the musical stage production Cats, teased that Universal Pictures, which purchased film adaptation rights to Cats many years ago, was putting the project into active development. In February 2016, it was reported that Tom Hooper was in negotiations to direct the film, and was considering actresses, including Suki Waterhouse, to star. In May 2016, Hooper was confirmed as director.
In January 2018, Hooper and Working Title began officially casting for the film, whilst also looking into the technical aspect of whether the film would be entirely live-action, or computer-generated, or a mix of both, with Andrew Lloyd Webber announcing he would be writing a new song for the film adaptation.
In June 2018, there were reports Anne Hathaway and Rihanna were considered for roles in the film, but both passed due to scheduling conflicts. In July 2018, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Ian McKellen joined the cast. In September 2018, Laurie Davidson and Mette Towley were cast, with Steven Spielberg announced to be executive producing.
In October 2018, Idris Elba and Judi Dench joined the cast of the film. In November 2018, ballet dancers Francesca Hayward and Steven McRae, as well as Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and Robert Fairchild, joined the cast of the film with rehearsals commencing at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. Andy Blankenbuehlerchoreographed the film, after Wayne McGregor was forced to back out due to “scheduling conflicts.” In December 2018, Les Twins and Eric Underwood joined the cast.
Cats 2019 Marketing:-
On July 17, 2019, Universal released a behind-the-scenes featurette detailing the various aspects of the film’s production and featuring interviews with the cast and crew. The first trailer for the film was released on July 18, 2019. It received negative reviews, with many viewers unsettled by the mix of CGI and live-action used to portray the cats, citing the movie’s effects as an example of the uncanny valley.