The first trailer for the upcoming musical film "Cats" has been released.
"Cats" is an adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name. Based on a collection of poems by T.S. Eliot and featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, "Cats" follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles as they decide which cat will come back to life, according to the film's Internet Movie Database page.
The original Broadway production ran for nearly 28 years and won several awards, including the 1983 Tony Award for Best Musical.
The movie's star-studded cast includes Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and others. It introduces ballerina Francesca Hayward in her first movie role.
Viewers tweeted their reactions to the trailer. Many reactions were negative, as viewers said they found the appearance of the cat characters unsettling.
The Cats movie is the best prank that anyone ever played on celebrities and I respect it so much.— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) July 19, 2019
Can you imagine. There is an entire movie. Of that Cats trailer.— Sean Persaud (@SeanPersaudMD) July 19, 2019
It was one thing to watch the Cats trailer when I knew what I was clicking on, but the thought of it playing for innocent movie goers without any warning is too much to handle.— Caroline Siede (@CarolineSiede) July 19, 2019
The Cats movie looks like it was made with the Russian FaceApp!— Jorge R. Gutierrez (@mexopolis) July 19, 2019
"Cats" is set for a December 20 release date.
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