Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats movie musical. Working Title and Universal have confirmed that Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in the Cats movie musical to be directed by Les Miserasbles director Tom Hooper. Cats is based on T S Eliot’s poetry which featured in The Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats. Hooper has been preparing the Cats movie musical for the past few years. The film is adapted by Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall. Cats the musical is Broadway’s fourth longest-running musical and the West End’s sixth longest-running musical. It is estimated to have grossed more than $USD 340 million to date and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Cats on stage featured direction by Trevor Nunn, iconic choreography by Gillian Lynne and design by John Napier.
The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held last night in New York and as expected Hamilton triumphed winning 11 of the prestigious awards including Best New Musical. A big winner on the night included the revival of The Colour Purple, which won two awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Cynthia Erivo. Hosted by James Corden, the awards were held at the Beacon Theatre in New York. THE 2016 TONY AWARD WINNERS Best Musical Hamilton Best Play The Humans Best Musical Revival The Colour Purple Best Play Revival A View From the Bridge Best Actor In A Play Frank Langella – The Father Best Actress In A Play Jessica Lange – Long Day’s Journey Into Night Best Actor In A Musical Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton Best Actress In A Musical Cynthia Erivo, The Colour Purple Best Book Of A Musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda Best Original … Read more
Anna Kendrick makes a marvellous Cinderella, a precise balance between fairytale character and real human. Her scenes with Blunt are wonderful and, for me anyway, Steps of the Palace is the highlight of the film. Chris Pine is terrific and happily sends himself up mercilessly, and to great comic effect, in Agony. Meryl Streep is, throughout, mesmerising.
A new trailer for Into The Woods has been released today with a lot more singing than previous releases. This latest trailer features the title song from the musical as well as Stay With Me, sung by Meryl Streep as the witch. It’s a beautifully constructed clip which makes it clear that happily ever after may not be exactly what you had wished for. Starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine amongst others, we can’t wait for Jan 9, 2015!
Walt Disney Pictures have just released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Into The Woods directed by Rob Marshall, which arrives in cinemas on Christmas Day this year. The films stars Meryle Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, MacKenzie Mauzy, Richard Glover, Frances De La Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Joanna Riding and Annette Crosby. Enjoy!