Taylor Swift, Sir Ian McKellen, James Corden and Jennifer Hudson to star in big screen version of Cats.

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Sir Ian McKellen and Jennifer Hudson are to star in a film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic West End Musical, Cats.

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Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of “The King’s Speech,” will direct the film which begins filming in London this November.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, who adapted Billy Elliott.  The musical itself was dapted from a book of children’s poems by T.S. Eliot.

Hudson, who won an Oscar in 2007 for her breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” will play Grizabella, the former “glamour cat” who falls on hard times and gets to sing about it in showstopper “Memory.”