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Taylor Swift and James Corden sign up to big screen version of Cats

The Cats movie has a cast (Picture: PA, WireImage)

Taylor Swift and James Corden have signed up to the upcoming movie version of the hit musical Cats.

Andrew Lloyd Webbers long-running show is being adapted for the big screen, and has secured an all-star cast for the project.

Variety has confirmed that Taylor, James, Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen have all been cast in the movie, which is being developed by Working Title.

It is unknown as of yet what roles they have been cast in.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is a pro at musicals (Picture: Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Ian McKellen at the BFI

Ian McKellen has also signed up (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The Voice mentor Jennifer has plenty of experience in musicals – she won an Oscar for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, and made her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

Meanwhile, Corden has musical chops too thanks to his role in 2014s Into The Woods.

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While McKellen isnt known for his musical career, he is one of theatres most beloved thespians, so this will be a walk in the park.

This will only be Taylors fourth film, after Valentines Day, The Lorax and The Giver.

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Nicole Scherzinger in Cats

Cats, which previously starred Nicole Scherzinger, is one of the worlds longest running shows (Picture: robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Images)

Tom Hooper has been chosen as the director of Cats, which is expected to begin filming in the UK this November.

Lee Hall – the screenwriter behind Billy Elliot – has written the screenplay based on Lloyd Webbers beloved musical.

Cats is the sixth longest-running show in Londons West End, first opening in 1981, and the fourth longest-running on Broadway, becoming a theatre favourite thanks to songs like Memory and The Jellicle Ball.

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The play – based on poetry by TS Eliot – follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles as they decide which of their group will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

The London revival in 2014 saw Nicole Scherzinger take on the role of Grizabella – a role first taken on by Elaine Paige.

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