The technique of adding digital fur (and faces) to the bodies of the performers has apparently never been done. The trailer gives us very few post-production shots to get a complete picture of the movements, but it suits the actors like Lycra right to the eye.
Cats the movie release date is December 20. The film brings together a number of well-known names with hip-hop, tap and Royal Ballet dancers and features Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-famous musical based on poems by TS Eliot for the first time on the big screen.
The first trailer for the movie was supposed to arrive on Friday, but landed on Thursday showing the cast in a lithe, close-fitting cat form, prancing and grazing to the ever-recognizable Song Memory. Prior to the official trailer, Universal released a behind-the-scenes featurette on Wednesday, in which the stars of the film explore the scenes and talk about their love of everything to do with theater, moment in their illustrious career. Dench was cast in 1981 in the original stage cast of the musical, but grabbed the Achilles tendon and could not take over the role. Now she finally has her chance. "I thought that was my story with cats," she said. "But it turns out it's not like that."
Who plays Taylor Swift?
Pop star Taylor Swift will play the role of coquette cat Bombalurina and, according to IMDB, will appear in at least five years of the musical's legendary songs. It is the ideal role for the star who is known to be a dedicated cat mother for her three fluff balls: Meredith Gray, Detective Olivia Benson and Benjamin Button.
"My first memories of performance go back as I was growing up in Pennsylvania," says Swift in the behind-the-scenes video. "My favorite thing was to play theater, tell a story, and I've always included this narrative element in my live shows."
Swift came directly from her award-winningin Samples for Cats. Before the film was shot, she and her colleagues visited the "Cat School," where they learned how to mimic the physical and behavioral characteristics of their cat roles.
In the trailer, Swift basks in a huge moon that sprays catnip on her fellow Jellicles. It's just a glimpse into what we can expect from the star shown in rehearsals dancing with Idris Elba. "This musical is timeless," Swift said. "We have to update it in a way that I think is so great."
As a student of cat behavior, you will not be more involved than Swift and we can not wait to see you perform in full. According to Collider, the pop star may also have written a song for the film. A Swift spokesman has not returned a request for comment, but if the rumors are true, we can not wait to hear them.