Tom Hooper To Direct Big Screen Adaptation Of ‘Cats’ | Film News


According to reports at Variety, Tom Hooper is to direct a movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s hit musical Cats.


Hooper is no stranger to bringing musicals to the big screen, directing the 2012 film Les Miserables which garnered four BAFTA awards and eight Academy Award nominations including best actress for Anne Hathaway.


Casting details have yet to be confirmed, but rumours suggests Hooper is keen to give model and actress Suki Waterhouse a role.


Cats, based on T.S. Eliot‘s poetry collection Old Possum Books of Practical Cats, debuted in the West End in 1981 and is currently its fourth longest-running musical.



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