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What Is 'Cats' About? Movie Trailer Finally Explains Plot to Confused Broadway Fans

One thing that most Broadway fans agree on is that the plot of the musical Cats is super confusing and people aren’t even sure what the show is about.

When it was announced that the musical would be made into a movie, the news was met with lots of groans. But now the latest trailer for the film has done something that previous marketing materials never did… it explained the plot!

Judi Dench‘s Old Deuteronomy does a voiceover in the new trailer and she basically reveals what is going on in the film: “Tonight is a magical night where I choose the cat that deserves a new life… I judge a cat by its soul.”

“The most deserving cat will be reborn into another life so they can be who they’ve always dreamed of being,” Robbie Fairchild‘s Munkustrap then says.

Here’s the synopsis provided by Universal: “Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called the Jellicles make what is known as ‘the Jellicle choice’ and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.”

Read what fans are saying on Twitter below!

WATCH NOW: ‘Cats’ Gets a Brand New Trailer Featuring the Star-Studded Cast

Click inside to read a lot more tweets about the Cats plot… More Here! »

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'Cats' Gets a Brand New Trailer Featuring the Star-Studded Cast - Watch Now!

It has been a few months since the first Cats trailer went viral for the characters’ appearances. Now, there’s a brand new trailer for the movie!

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical from director Tom Hooper has a star-studded cast including Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, and more.

The film is set to hit theaters on December 20 of this year.

We recently found out some info about Cats and its award season eligibility.

Watch the trailer…

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'Cats' Will Miss Deadlines for Golden Globes & More Awards

Don’t expect to see the cast of the movie Cats at the 2020 Golden Globes because the film is going to miss the eligibility deadline.

Indiewire reports that the movie will not be screened for awards voters until mid-December, which means it will miss the deadlines for several prestigious awards.

The final screening for the Golden Globes voters can be held on December 4. Other awards that the movie will miss including the SAG Awards, which close nominations on December 8, and the National Board of Review Awards, which announce their winners on December 3.

The New York Film Critics have even been told that they should not expect to see the movie before they vote on December 4.

Cats will be released in time for Oscars consideration, but the release date of December 20 won’t give voters that much time to see the film as voting for nominations closes on January 7.

Taylor Swift will be eligible for Best Original Song as she has co-written a new song for the movie with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

READ MORE: ‘Cats’ Movie Cast – See Side-By-Side Photos of Actors & Cats!

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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.

Judi Dench Defends the Art of Harvey Weinstein & Kevin Spacey

Judi Dench is speaking out in defense of the art of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

The 84-year-old actress, who did not defend their alleged behavior, expressed sadness in an interview with the Radio Times published on Tuesday (June 25).

“What kind of agony is that? Are we going to negate ten years at the Old Vic and everything that he [Kevin Spacey] did [as artistic director] — how wonderful he’s been in all those films?” she said.

“Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced? You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting. You might as well never have gone to see Noel Coward.” (Caravaggio was a murderer, and Noel was accused of predatory behavior.)

Judi most recently appeared at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. Click here to see more from the event.