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'Cats' Movie Cast - See Side-By-Side Photos of Actors & Cats!

We finally have been given our first look at the Cats movie and now we know what the actors will look like as cats!

Ever since a film version of the classic Broadway musical was announced, fans have been wondering how director Tom Hooper would portray the cats on screen.

“We’ve used digital fur technology to create the most perfect covering of fur,” Tom has said.

Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba, and Jennifer Hudson lead the star-studded cast of actors and singers who are bringing the musical to life on the big screen.

Tom‘s pairing them with a level of technology which I don’t think has ever been used before,” James said. “These are people, but they’re cats, and this is kinda of blowing my mind. There is nothing else like it.

Click through the slideshow to see what the actors look like in real life and as cats…

'Cats' Movie Trailer - Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing 'Memory'

The first official trailer for the film adaptation of the classic musical Cats has arrived!

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is getting a live-action film from director Tom Hooper and the star-studded cast includes Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and more.

Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward is making her feature film debut.

Jennifer belts out the classic song “Memory” in the trailer, which gives us our first look at what the cast will look like as cats. The film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street to tap.

Cats hits theaters on December 20.

20+ stills inside from the Cats movie trailer… More Here! »

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Idris Elba, Taylor Swift & More Show Off Inside Look at 'Cats' In New Featurette

Taylor Swift dances around with Idris Elba in this first look featurette from Cats.

The full cast – including James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and dancer Francesca Hayward – opened up about the movie adaption of the famed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

The featurette also focuses in on the amazing production design, and the use of state-of-the-art technology to help tell the story.

The first trailer for Cats will premiere this week and the movie is set to hit theaters in December.

Helen Mirren & Ian McKellen Star in 'The Good Liar' Trailer - Watch Now!

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in the first trailer for their film, The Good Liar!

The upcoming movie follows a career con artist who meets a well-to-do widow online.

While the widow opens up her home and life to him, he’s surprised to find himself having feelings for her and changing the cut-and-dry swindle that he had planned.

The film also stars Russell Tovey and Jim Carter.

The Good Liar hits theaters on November 15th.

Check out the entire The Good Liar trailer below…

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Hugh Jackman Serenades Ian McKellen for His 80th Birthday - Watch Now!

Hugh Jackman and his entourage step out for the day as they leave the Dakota Hotel on Saturday afternoon (May 25) in Manchester, England.

The 50-year-old actor looked cool in a black hat, sunglasses, and a blue bomber jacket over a gray shirt as he did some sightseeing around town.

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The night before, Hugh hit the stage for his The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour stop.

During his show, Hugh got the crowd to sing happy 80th birthday to his close friend and X-Men co-star Sir Ian McKellen!

“Happy 80th Sir @ianmckellen .. and many more! #themanthemusictheshow #xmen #original,” Hugh captioned the below video.

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Ian McKellen Apologizes for His Controversial Comments on Kevin Spacey & Bryan Singer

Ian McKellen is apologizing after he made a controversial comment in which he suggested that Kevin Spacey and Bryan Singer allegedly committed abuse because they were “in the closet.”

The legendary actor, who is openly gay, made the comments while speaking on the #QueerAF podcast.

“Most of them were in the closet. Hence, all their problems as people and their relationship with other people,” Ian said. “If they had been able to be open about themselves and their desires, they wouldn’t have started abusing people in the way they’ve been accused.”

Ian added that it’s “debatable” if accused individuals like Spacey and Singer should be “forced to stop working.”

“I rather think that’s up to the public,” he said. “Do you want to see someone who has been accused of something that you don’t approve of again? If the answer’s no, then you won’t buy a ticket, you won’t turn on the television. But there may be others for who that’s not a consideration. And it’s difficult to be exactly black and white.”

Ian later issued a statement to apologized for what he said.

“As part of an extended podcast recently, I suggested that if closeted people were instead open about their sexuality they wouldn’t abuse others. That, of course, is wrong,” he said (via Entertainment Tonight).

“My intention was to encourage the LGBT audience I was addressing to be proud and open about their sexuality,” he added. “In doing so, my point was clumsily expressed. I would never, ever trivialize or condone abuse of any kind. I deeply regret my careless remarks and apologize unreservedly for any distress I caused.”