The Tom Hooper directed movie of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic longest running stage musical in both Broadway and West End histories adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s poetry book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats with an ensemble cast including Idris Elba, Dame Judi Dench, James Corden Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo and Jennifer Hudson along with Swift and hip-hop, tap and Royal Ballet dancers set for release in late December.
Pop star Swift will play the role of Bombalurina, a flirtatious cat, and according to IMDB she will perform in at least five of the musical’s iconic songs. It seems the ideal role for the star, who is famously a dedicated cat mother to her own three balls of fluff
And promising cinema or home streamed ejaculation not only for those that have long prayed for a glimpse of TayTay’s pussy but catnip jizz eruption for furry fans (Wikipedia), with Bombalurina being the flirtatious red coated diva with the hots for the unappeasable rock star-esque Rum Tum Tugger, and giving her the chance to play the mean girl role that has long been her internet persona.
The story is of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the “Jellicle choice”, deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
In the trailer, Swift basks in a giant moon, sprinkling catnip on her fellow Jellicles. It’s just a small glimpse of what we can expect to see from the star, who was shown in rehearsals dancing with Idris Elba. “This musical is timeless,” Swift said. “We got to update it in ways that I think are just so, so, so great.”
Needless to say, Twitter was not amused with the digitally overlaid fur on bodies in post-production, but then, is it ever with being somewhat peeved often result of being easiest route to get attention confirmation bias:
What we got definitely isn’t something that many were expecting, and they weren’t shy expressing their opinions about this #DigitalFurTechnology.
Perhaps what those “many were expecting”was opportunity to be even more peeved had they had just used the original costumes.
Trivia: A direct-to-video film recreation of the stage musical version was released in 1998 to generally favourable reviews: Cats (1998 film, Wikipedia).
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