Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy film directed by Tom Hooper.
Starring Judi Dench, James Corden, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Francesca Hayward, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Robbie Fairchild and others.
Universal Pictures on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 released the trailer:
CATS - New Trailer.
Victoria, a young white cat, is dropped in the streets of London by her owner in the middle of the night. The alley cats witnessing this introduce themselves to her as the "Jellicles". Two toms, meek magician Mr. Mistoffelees (Laurie Davidson) who develops a crush on Victoria and the loyal Munkustrap (Robbie Fairchild), and two queens, the snooty Cassandra (Mette Towley) and Demeter (Daniela Norman), take Victoria under their wing and show her the world of the Jellicles as they hype up the Jellicle Ball, an annual ceremony where cats compete for the chance to go to the Heaviside Layer and be granted a new life.
Throughout the film, the competitors are introduced and express their contributions to the community: Jennyanydots, a domestic tabby, boosts the productivity of mice and roaches; the Rum Tum Tugger (Jason Derulo), a flirtatious tom who riles up the others; Grizabella, a glamour cat; Bustopher Jones (James Corden), a bourgeois cat who boasts about his weight and shares food scraps from the garbage; Skimbleshanks, a tidy ginger cat who taps along the railway; Gus, an aged theatre cat who has played some of the biggest roles in history; and Macavity, a villainous stray with the power to apparate and who kidnaps the other contestants (save for Tugger) in order to be made the Jellicle Choice by default.
Victoria also happens to meet the mischievous twins Mungojerrie (Danny Collins) and Rumpleteazer (Naoimh Morgan) who enjoy causing trouble and messing with things in the house of their human family. They convince Victoria to join in the fun, but leave her tangled up in some necklaces when the family dog is alerted to their presence. Luckily, Mr. Mistoffelees comes to rescue Victoria, distracting the dog and escaping with her. They return to the group, just in time to see the arrival of the tribe's wise and beloved matriarch Old Deuteronomy (Judi Dench). The Jellicle Ball commences inside the abandoned Egyptian Theatre. Victoria dances a ballet solo in the moonlight but is distracted by Cassandra harassing Grizabella, a former member of the tribe who was banished for, among other things, her past allegiance with Macavity. Victoria relates to Grizabella's feelings of abandonment. As Grizabella slinks away into the streets, Old Deuteronomy witnesses their quiet camaraderie and assures Victoria that she can become a Jellicle herself in time.
Here is the full cast and characters of Cats.
The film Cats was scheduled to be released on December 16, 2019 (Alice Tully Hall), on December 20, 2019 (United States and United Kingdom, United States), on December 25, 2019 (France, Germany), on December 26, 2019 (Hungary) and on January 10, 2020 (Turkey) by Universal Pictures International (UPI), Universal Studios, UIP-Dunafilm, NOS Audiovisuais, Sabay MVP, Toho-Towa, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Films of India, Universal Pictures Argentina and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $80 - 100 million, the film grossed over $75.5 million.
The film Cats is rated with "PG" rating.
Cats filming. Principal photography began on 12 December 2018, and wrapped on 2 April 2019.
Cats got low rating from critics. IMDB rating is 2.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 20/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Cats you can get at:
Official website: catsmovie.com
Wikipedia: Cats (2019 film)