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The Rise of Skywalker Box Office Reaches $374 Million Worldwide

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened in first place with an estimated $175.5 million at $4,406 domestic theaters, an average of $39,832 per location. It is the third-biggest opening for the month of December in North America and trails only the debuts of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9 million) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi …

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Legion of Leia Podcast: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Cats Movie and More

The Legion of Leia Podcast is back! This week, myself and my co-host Anastasia Washington are taking on two big cinematic events. First up, we’re talking all about the Cats movie, which has to be seen to be believed. You’ve read the reviews. You’ve seen the trailer. You still don’t know what you’re in for. I’m …

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Cats Review: The Film Adaptation of the Stage Musical

There are good movies. There are bad movies. There are a lot of mediocre movies. And sometimes, just sometimes, there are movies which reach the Nietzschean ideal of the Übermensch, existing beyond silly ideas like good and evil. I have looked into the abyss and Cats was staring back at me. If I were less …

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New Cats Trailer and Poster Promise the Most Joyful Event of the Holidays

Universal Pictures has revealed the new Cats trailer and poster, which both feature the new tagline: “The Most Joyful Event of the Holiday Season.” You can watch the new Cats trailer above and you’ll find the poster in the gallery below. You can still watch the first trailer here. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les …

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Taylor Swift’s Beautiful Ghosts from Cats and Update on Her AMAs Performance

Following a preview last month, the lyric video for Taylor Swift’s Beautiful Ghosts from the motion picture Cats is now online in full. The song was written by Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber. We also previously reported that Swift will be receiving the Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards and that she would deliver a …

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Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveal Beautiful Ghosts for Cats

Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote a new original song for Cats titled “Beautiful Ghosts”! You can watch a behind-the-scenes video about the creation of “Beautiful Ghosts,” including interviews with Swift and Lloyd Webber, using the player below. In case you missed it, you can still watch the first trailer here. Universal Pictures will release the film …

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New Cats Video Takes You Behind the Scenes

Universal Pictures has brought online a new Cats video that takes you behind the scenes of the December 20, 2019 release. In case you missed it, you can still watch the first trailer here. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough …

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Cats and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot MPAA Ratings Revealed

The MPAA has given two very different ratings for the upcoming Cats movie and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot today. Universal Pictures‘ Cats was rated PG for “peril, some thematic elements and rude humor,” while the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot MPAA rating is R for “pervasive strong crude sexual content, language throughout, drug use and …

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The Cats Poster Says That You Will Believe

In addition to the first trailer, Universal Pictures has debuted the first Cats poster that features the tagline, “You Will Believe.” You can view the full Cats poster in the gallery below. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats …

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Cats Trailer Previews the Big Screen Adaptation!

The Cats trailer was supposed to launch on Friday, but Universal Pictures is giving fans an early look today at the big screen adaptation opening in theaters on December 20, 2019. Watch the Cats trailer below, and in case you missed it, you can still view a behind-the-scenes clip here as well. Oscar-winning director Tom …

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Go Behind the Scenes of the Cats Movie

With the trailer coming online on Friday, Universal Pictures is today taking you behind the scenes of the Cats movie, opening in theaters on December 20, 2019. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats stars James Corden, Judi …

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Universal and Working Title Start Production on Cats Film

Universal Pictures and Working Title announced today that principal photography has begun on the Cats film. The groundbreaking new musical film is an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global stage-musical sensation and the poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. The film stars Tony- and Emmy-winning actor and host James Corden …

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Idris Elba to Play Macavity in the Cats Movie

Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the master criminal Macavity in the Cats movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elba will be joining a cast that includes Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) will direct Working Title Films’ big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical. Hooper is helming …

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Cats Movie Release Date Set for December 2019

Universal Pictures has set the Cats movie release date, and it’s taking the place of another musical adaptation. Cats will be coming to theaters on December 20, 2019, a date on which the studio had previously planned on releasing the Wicked movie. That film will soon be moved to a new date. 20th Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express …

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Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen to Star in Cats Movie

Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Taylor Swift, James Corden and Ian McKellen have reportedly been cast in Working Title Films’ Cats movie. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) will direct the big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical. Filming is scheduled to begin in the UK in November. Hooper is helming from a screenplay by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott). …

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