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Old 06-13-18, 05:55 PM   #1
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Cats (D: Tom Hooper) S: Anne Hathaway

EXCLUSIVE: Anne Hathaway In Talks To Star In Universal’s CATS

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A big screen adaptation of the hit musical Cats has been pitched for many years. Back in 2016 it was announced that Universal Pictures won the rights for the film with Academy Award winning director Tom Hopper (Les Miserables) set to direct, from a script by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Since then it has been pretty quiet on all the updates, but now we have some news that may intrigue you.

According to our sources Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in a currently unknown role. The studio is also looking at Rihanna for the role of Bombalurina a key character featured in the musical, but as of now its only interest, and no formal talks have taken place.

The film is expected to begin production sometime in September in London. It is not known if the film will use full CGI or with a mix of live-action as previous reported.

If Hathaway and Rihanna both sign on this would be the second time they would star in a feature together, they star in Ocean’s 8 out June 8. Hathaway saw success under director Tom Hooper, as she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Fantine in Les Miserables.

Cats is based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. First performed in the West End in 1981, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles who must decide which one of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
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Yep, cause we've been asking for this.
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Re: Cats (D: Tom Hooper) S: Anne Hathaway

Remember when everyone started hating Anne Hathaway when Les Miserables was released? I guess she didn’t learn her lesson the first time...
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Re: Cats (D: Tom Hooper) S: Anne Hathaway

Read it as Tobe Hooper at first.
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Old 06-13-18, 07:29 PM   #7
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Re: Cats (D: Tom Hooper) S: Anne Hathaway

Hathaway will probably be Grizabella . Interested to see how they will do this, as people in outfits most likely won't work on the screen.
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A motion picture version of the musical Cats!
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I'm excited. If there is one movie that will beat Avatar at the box office it's this one.
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Hathaway will probably be Grizabella . Interested to see how they will do this, as people in outfits most likely won't work on the screen.
Wasn't it Six Degrees of Separation where they kept talking about how they figured out how to film a live action version of Cats that works, but they never actually explained it.
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Re: Cats (D: Tom Hooper) S: Anne Hathaway

I remember years ago when they were talking about filming an animated version.

I can't believe Hathaway would agree to any role other than Grizabella.
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Old 06-13-18, 08:34 PM   #12
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Grizabella is not the lead character (there actually isn't one), but she gets the kick ass song.
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That's the thing. There are numerous songs about random characters but only one BIG SONG. She might get as much screen time as she did for Les Miz.
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