CS sings: Our movie review of singing cats!
With Universal picturesThe film adaptation of the hit musical Cats hit theaters this weekend, ComingSoon.net is bringing you the first edition of CS Sings, where talented musicians review a movie… with a song! For Cats, we recruited talented New York artist Camille Harris, who sings about some of the great changes that director Tom Hooper has made. Check out the video on the player below!
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Camille Harris is a musician, comedian, playwright and composer whose compositions have been featured in commercials for clients such as Nickelodeon, Adobe, Merrill Lynch and more. A visionary singer, she has read new songs at The New Dramatists and NYU's Center for Ballet and the Arts, and has performed on new work at the Whitney Museum, The Dramatists Guild Foundation and Walkerspace TriBeCa, among others.
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The film stars Tony and Emmy-winning actor and host James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors, The Late Late Show with James Corden), Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love), a multi-selling singer. Platinum. composer Jason Derulo, actor Idris Elba (Emmy and Golden Globe winner), The Wire, BBC One & # 39; s Luther), Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Oscar-nominated actor Ian McKellen (Gods) and Monsters), Emmy and Grammy Award-winning global music icon Taylor Swift, ten-star comedy Rebel Wilson (the Pitch Perfect franchise) and features Francesca Hayward, lead dancer for The Royal Ballet
Adapted for the screen by Hooper and Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Cats is produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Hooper and Working Title, as well as Debra Hayward (Les Misérables), who brought the idea to Working Title. The film will be produced by Working Title Films in association with Monumental Pictures and The Really Useful Group and three-time Oscar-winning executive Steven Spielberg, musical legend Lloyd Webber, Angela Morrison (Les Misérables) and Jo Burn (Annihilation) .
One of the longest running shows in West End and Broadway history, London's Cats theater production received its world premiere at the New London Theater in 1981 – where it played for 21 years of record and nearly 9,000 performances. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the program won the Olivier and the Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983, the Broadway production received seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and lasted an extraordinary 18 years.
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The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20.