In casting news literally no one saw coming, Taylor Swift is slated to star in a movie version of the musical Cats, alongside James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, and Ian McKellen. Yes, you read that correctly. Taylor Alison Swift – known cat enthusiast – is starring in the quintessential musical about cats.
Tom Hooper, who directed The King’s Speech and the 2012 film version of Les Misérables, will helm this version of Cats, which will start filming in November, according to Variety. Lee Hall wrote the script, and the music is, of course, by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The last movie Swift acted in was 2014’s adaptation of The Giver. Before that, she hilariously played a lovesick teenager in 2010’s Valentine’s Day. She’s also done some acting in her music videos, too. Remember when she stabbed that cake in the “Blank Space” video, or when she wore a red wig and scowled in “Bad Blood?” That, my friends, is what we call range.