Idris Elba and Taylor Swift Get Their Dance on in Cats – WATCH

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The Cats trailer is dropping tomorrow, but in the meantime, we were blessed with some behind the scenes footage of the cast rehearsing.

This is also the first official look at Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Dame Judi Dench and more stars in action.

It’s effectively a sizzle reel, with the likes of Swift and Elba hyping up the scope and ambition on display, and a heavy focus on the dance element of the film.

Taylor Swift rehearses for Cats.

Sadly, there are no actual cats in this footage, but we will most likely only have to wait one more day for that spectacle.

In the teaser, Swift said how excited she was to be a part of the movie and praised Hooper’s new take on one of the longest-running plays in Broadway history.

Idris Elba rehearses for Cats.

“We got to update it in ways that I think are so, so great,” she said. “I came right off of a stadium tour and came right into rehearsals.”

“When I first heard I was going to be in Cats, instantly I felt the pressure,” said Jennifer Hudson.

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Taylor Swift and Idris Elba rehearse for Cats.

James Corden said, “I think it could really only be done by a director like Tom Hooper. He understands the spectacle of Cats.”

Here’s the synopsis from the press release:

Featuring [Andrew] Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), 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.

Universal is releasing the event musical on Dec. 20, 2019.

Watch the Cats teaser below.

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