Behind The Scenes Video Gives First Glimpse Of CATS Movie (VIDEO)

It’s not a trailer (that drops Friday), but it is a first look at the movie adaptation of the musical Cats.

Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech), the long-awaited film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation — a cultural touchstone that seems to be as mocked as it is adored — is just six months away. This behind-the-scenes video gives us our first glimpse.

Driven primarily by cast interviews (including Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, and Idris Elba), the sneak only offers peaks of the set but no previews of the actual “cat effect” on the actors (which I’m sure we’ll get with Friday’s trailer). But for anyone intrigued by the prospect of what this movie will be, “A Look Inside” provides a tantalizing morsel.

The first official Cats trailer drops Friday the 19th (same day as the release of The Lion King, nicely timed), and the actual movie musical hits theaters this Christmas on December 20, 2019.

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