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'Cats' Movie Adaptation Starring Taylor Swift & Jennifer Hudson Gets a Release Date!

The star-studded Cats movie is coming!

The upcoming Universal film adaptation of the musical will be hitting theaters on December 20, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported on Friday (August 31).

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The movie is set to star Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen.

It’s been revealed that Jennifer will be playing the role of Grizabella, Variety reports. You may recognize Grizabella’s famous song from the musical, “Memory.”

We do not yet know what roles Taylor, James or Ian will take on at this time.

Orlando Bloom Has a Mini 'Lord of the Rings' Reunion - See the Pic!

Orlando Bloom had a run in with some of his Lord of the Ring co-stars!

The 41-year-old actor was spotted heading into Chiltern Firehouse on Tuesday night (August 14) in London England.

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The night before, Orlando reunited with his LOTR co-stars Sir Ian McKellen and Adam Brown!

He took to his Instagram to share a selfie from the fun evening.

“a dwarf 🧔🏻a wizard 🧙🏻‍♂️and an elf 🧝🏻‍♂️walk into a bar… #lotr,” Orlando captioned the photo.

Check out the pic below…

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FYI: Orlando is wearing a Levi’s trucker jacket.

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Sir Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian McKellen Hold Hands After 'King Lear' Press Night in London!

Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen are besties!

The two actors and longtime friends were spotted departing the King Lear press night hand in hand on Thursday night (July 26) in London, England.

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Ian plays King Lear in the play, which is being staged at Duke of York’s Theatre.

He was later joined at the after party by Patrick and his wife Sunny Ozell.

Ian recently revealed that this current performance may be his last major Shakespeare role, but that he has no major plans of retiring.

“I’ll keep going as long as the knees keep going. And the mind and the memory are still there. Any day now they can begin to fade and then I’ll perhaps regret that I didn’t do stuff I could have done while I was fit. So being fit, here I am and if I’m not acting, what the hell I going to do sit at home,” he said to AP.

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Taylor Swift to Star in 'Cats' Movie with Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, & More!

Taylor Swift has joined the cast of the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash musical Cats!

It’s unclear what part she will play in the movie, which will begin filming later this year in the UK.

Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen have all been announced to join the cast as well.

It’s been revealed that Jennifer will be playing the role of Grizabella, Variety reports. You may recognize Grizabella’s famous song from the musical, “Memory.”

We do not yet know what roles Taylor, James, or Ian will take on at this time.

The last movie Taylor was featured in as an actress was 2014′s The Giver. She was also featured in 2010′s Valentine’s Day.

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Ian McKellen Celebrates 30th Anniversary of His Coming Out

Ian McKellen publicly came out as a gay man thirty years ago and he is celebrating the anniversary of that special moment.

“I’ve never met a gay person who regretted coming out – including myself. Life at last begins to make sense, when you are open and honest,” the 78-year-old actor wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday (January 27).

“Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBC radio discussion when I publicly said I was gay. So I’m celebrating!” he wrote.

A few years ago, Ian opened up about what made him decide to come out thirty years ago.

“[Back then] there was no equal age of consent [to have sex]. It was 21 for gay people. Nobody worried about the lesbians – they could just get on with it! It was 16 for straight people. Now it’s 16 for everybody. Gays could not serve [openly] in the military. That’s now gone,” Ian told Huffington Post. “There was a very nasty law called Section 28, which inhibited teaching about homosexuality in schools. That’s what got me out. That’s what got me involved. Well, that law is gone. It is now, ironically, illegal to discriminate against gay people in schools – a total reversal of Section 28!”