A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Cats is an upcoming 2019 British-American musical fantasy film based on the musical of the same name, which in turn was based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The film is directed by Tom Hooper—in his second musical film following 2012’s Les Misérables—with a screenplay by Lee Hall and Hooper, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (who choreographed Hamilton and the Broadway revival of Cats), and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
Filming took place from December 2018 to April 2019. It stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and introduces Francesca Hayward in her first feature-length film role.