That movie version of "Cats" with James Corden, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson? It's really happening, according to Deadline.

Universal has set the release date of December 20, 2019 for the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical. (Another Broadway musical, "Wicked," was originally going to debut on December 20.)

"Dreamgirls" Oscar winner Hudson will play Grizabella and McKellen will reportedly play patriarch Old Deuteronomy.

Webber is reportedly writing a new song for the feature for Victoria, a perky white kitten. (Possibly played by Swift?)

Swift and Corden previously teamed up in a 2017 skit for "The Late Late Show" where he was one of her new backup dancers.


The Tony-winning musical is based on the poems of T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats."

It opened in 1981 in London and went on to won 7 Tonys. It ran for a legendary 18 years on Broadway.

[Via Deadline]