Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy film directed by Tom Hooper.

Official trailers

Universal Pictures on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 released the trailer:
CATS - New Trailer.

Story intro

In the streets of London, a kitten, Victoria, is abandoned by her owner. The alley cats around witness this and introduce her into the world of the "Jellicle" tribe. Mr. Mistoffelees, a meek magician, Munkustrap, a loyal, scout-ish cat, and Cassandra, a snooty queen, take Victoria under their wing, telling her of their customs and the Jellicle Ball, an annual ceremony where many cats compete for the chance to go to the Heaviside Layer and be granted a new life. A group of Jellicles introduce Victoria to a handful of the competitors, who show off their contributions to the community: Jennyanydots, a domestic tabby who boosts the productivity of mice and roaches; the Rum Tum Tugger, a capricious tomcat who riles up the others; Bustopher Jones, a bourgeois cat who boasts about his weight and shares food from the garbage; Skimbleshanks, a tidy ginger cat who taps along the railways; Gus, an ancient theater cat who's played in some of the biggest theaters in history; and Macavity, a villainous stray who plans to kidnap the other contestants and reach the Heaviside Layer as a birthright. After being left behind by the group, Victoria raids a house with the playful twins Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, who, in turn, leave her for the home's dog. She is ultimately saved by Mr. Mistoffelees just in time to meet the tribe's wise matriarch Old Deuteronomy. Old Deuteronomy commences the Jellicle Ball, hosted inside of the abandoned Egyptian Theater. Victoria dances a ballet solo in the moonlight, but is distracted by the harassment of Grizabella, an aged "glamour cat" who is shunned by the other cats for, among other things, her past allegiance with Macavity. Victoria relates to Grizabella's sentimentality and their quiet camaraderie is witnessed by Old Deuteronomy, who assures Victoria that, despite not being a Jellicle Cat, she can become one in time. Bombalurina, a new, femme fatale feline, interrupts the proceedings and sing Macavity's praises. As she, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer douse the Jellicles in catnip, Macavity kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, threatening her life after his pleas for a new life are rejected. Eventually, Victoria suggests that Mr. Mistoffelees should try and save Old Deuteronomy with his magic; after a few tries, he manages to rescue Old Deuteronomy in this manner, and the tribe praise him as their emancipator. Meanwhile, Jennyanydots, via a costume change, frees herself and the other kidnapees, i.e., Bustopher Jones, Gus, and Skimbleshanks, who all make their narrow escape from Macavity's henchman, Growltiger.

Cast

James Corden
Bustopher Jones
Judi Dench
Old Deuteronomy
Idris Elba
Macavity
Jason Derulo
Rum Tum Tugger
Ian McKellen
Gus the Theatre Cat
Jennifer Hudson
Grizabella
Taylor Swift
Bombalurina
Rebel Wilson
Jennyanydots
Francesca Hayward
Victoria
Laurie Davidson
Mr. Mistoffelees
Robbie Fairchild
Munkustrap
Naoimh Morgan
Rumpleteazer
Mette Towley
Cassandra
Daniela Norman
Demeter
Ray Winstone
Growltiger
Jonadette Carpio
Syllabub
Danny Collins
Mungojerrie
Steven McRae
Skimbleshanks
Jaih Betote
Coricopat
Zizi Strallen
Tantomile
Bluey Robinson
Alonzo
Freya Rowley
Jellylorum
Eric Underwood
Admetus
Laurent Bourgeois
Socrates
Larry Bourgeois
Plato
Yasmin Harrison
Chorus
Melissa Madden-Gray
Griddlebone
Abigayle Honeywill
Cockroach
Chrissy Brooke
Ensemble
Harriet Turnbull
Mouse Sister 1
Tommy Franzen
Ensemble
Aaron Jenkins
Ensemble
Joel Swedensky
Mouse Band - Trumpet
Meesha Garbett
Mouse Sister 2
Ponciano Almeida
Ensemble

About

Principal photography began on 12 December 2018, and ended on 2 April 2019.

The film Cats was scheduled to be released on December 16, 2019 (Alice Tully Hall), on December 20, 2019 (United States & United Kingdom, United States), on December 25, 2019 (France, Germany) and on January 10, 2020 (Turkey) by Universal Studios, NOS Audiovisuais, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).

The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $100 million, the film grossed over $10.7 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

Cats got low rating from critics.

External links

Official website: catsmovie.com

IMDB: Cats

Wikipedia: Cats (2019 film)

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