CATS Film Adaptation Thread

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#1
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:20pm
Updated On: 7/19/18 at 06:20 PM
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#2
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:24pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Couldn’t find one that existed.

Um... what is this casting?

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Jennifer-Hudson-Joins-CATS-Film-Adaptation-as-Grizabella-20180719
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Maybe they can cast your leader as that ugly, fat orange and treasonous cat. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#3
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:29pm

Will we ever get that Rum Tum Tugger rap that ALW wrote but scrapped from the new revival?

Let's hope not.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#4
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:33pm

Dearest Tom Hooper:

Stop trying to make Taylor Swift in a classical movie musical happen. It's never going to happen. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#5
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:36pm
Ditto
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#6
Posted: 7/19/18 at 6:37pm
No Taylor Swift please. I still wake up in the middle of the night while dreaming about the horror story of her Tonight.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#7
Posted: 7/19/18 at 7:02pm
This is the stuff of nightmares.

If only today were April 1st...
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#8
Posted: 7/19/18 at 9:50pm
I would still like to see Judy Dench in the film somewhere. Maybe the Gus theatre cat song. Maybe Zac Efron or Sean Mendes as rum tum. James cordon as skimbalshanks. Mckellen as Gus. Jennyandots Meryl or Bette midler.
Really I would like is to be a list of a listers from multigenerational theatre, film and recording.

I’d like to find a role for:

Andre Bocelli
Barbra Streisand
Celine Dion
Hugh Jackman
Catherine Zeta Jones
Bette Midler
Meryl Streep
christine baranski

And then fill it with Broadway dancers
Ryan Steele, Charlie Williams, Callan Bergman ...

If it’s taken 35 plus years to bring cats to the big screen. The names show be as big as the spectacle
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#9
Posted: 7/19/18 at 10:05pm

Theatrefanboy1 said: "
And then fill it with Broadway dancers
Ryan Steele, Charlie Williams, Callan Bergman ...
"

MEOW indeed! 

 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#10
Posted: 7/20/18 at 8:27am

Taylor Swift, James Corden, and Ian McKellan all signed on as well according to THR and Variety.

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#11
Posted: 7/20/18 at 8:47am

HOw is this going to be? A live rendition of the show? CGI? 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#12
Posted: 7/20/18 at 9:34am

Yea, like is this going to be CGI?

and if so, CGI cats as cats, or CGI people as cats.

Because if it is cats as cats then there wont be any dancing, and dance is the main focus of this show.

(please don't put James Corden in a leotard)

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#13
Posted: 7/20/18 at 9:56am

Justin D said: "(please don't put James Corden in a leotard)"

Are you body-shaming?

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#14
Posted: 7/20/18 at 10:03am

I suspect it'll be live-action with CGI cats aided by motion-capture? It'll look ghastly.

I wish the animated Spielberg adaptation had come to pass.

Stunning Concept Art For Spielberg's Animated Cats Movie That Never Was

 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#15
Posted: 7/20/18 at 10:03am

Hudson as Griz, Swift as Victoria (I'm already crying Victoria is too beautiful to be dragged through this), McKellen as Gus?

 

What even is this? Will Grumpy Cat get a cameo?

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#16
Posted: 7/20/18 at 10:06am
Welp. Luckily I have zero interest in this.
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#17
Posted: 7/20/18 at 10:11am

Hudson's Grizabella we know that

McKellen HAS to be Gus

Swift could be Bombalurina or whoever

Corden's Skimbleshanks. There's no other role that'd fit him. 

Someone said Shawn Mendes as Tugger. I support that. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#18
Posted: 7/20/18 at 10:13am
Could James Corden be playing Bustopher Jones?
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#19
Posted: 7/20/18 at 11:08am

I've seen a casting notice for this requiring a "very high standard of dancing" (and singing & acting) so I'm assuming it will be live action rather than CGI.

It just all seems very bizarre. Also why is James Corden in literally everything?

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#20
Posted: 7/20/18 at 11:15am

Elfuhbuh said: "Could James Corden be playing Bustopher Jones?"

I can see him in this more so than Skimble, unless they totally abandon the original choreography because Skimble is a tough dance.

And yes I'm bodyshaming, I dont think anyone wants to see him in a leotard dancing around and expect to be taken seriously, its fine in his crosswalk things as those are done for comedy.

Ian McKellen would also be a great Old Deuternomy if he could hit those notes, but chances are he will be Gus

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#21
Posted: 7/20/18 at 11:57am
Julie Walters would be puuurrrfect as Jennyanydots CATS Film Adaptation Thread
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#22
Posted: 7/20/18 at 12:03pm

so would Dame Judy, but I believe that would be hard sell

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#23
Posted: 7/20/18 at 2:00pm
Taylor released cats merchandise today for her tour
From the post - “Swift’s team announced the new products with an email whose subject line read “CATS!” in all caps — an apparent nod to Friday morning’s news that the “I Did Something Bad” singer will appear in the upcoming film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical.”
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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#24
Posted: 7/20/18 at 6:27pm

Cordon could be Munkustrap.  The character doesn’t have much of a personality, but does seem to be the one organizing everything. I can see Corden playing him as a sort of harried party planner type. 

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CATS Film Adaptation Thread#25
Posted: 7/20/18 at 6:35pm

Michael Gruber. Andy Jones. James Corden. 

Yeah, one of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn't belong...or however that old Sesame Street tune goes.