Today, Universal Pictures introduced that international music icon Taylor Swift and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on a brand new, authentic tune written for Universal Pictures’ movie Cats, based mostly on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The tune, “Beautiful Ghosts,” will function in each the movie and in the finish credit. In the movie, the tune is carried out by Hayward, who stars in the function of Victoria. The model of the tune carried out by Swift, who performs Bombalurina in the movie, will play over the finish titles. As a part of the announcement, Universal at present additionally launched an unique, behind-the-scenes video documenting the creation and recording of the tune and together with an interview with Swift, Lloyd Webber and Hooper.
One of the longest-running reveals in West End and Broadway historical past, the stage musical “Cats” consists of a few of Lloyd Webber’s most indelible songs, together with “Memory.” Lloyd Webber, Swift and the filmmakers have been excited at the concept of introducing a brand new tune for the movie adaptation.
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Lloyd Webber noticed a chance to create a brand new ignature tune for Victoria, whose character has been expanded for the movie.
“When I first read the screenplay, the first thing I said was, ‘We have to have a song for Victoria,'” Lloyd Webber says. “Beautiful Ghosts,” he says, is now, “an incredibly important and central part of the whole film.”
For director Tom Hooper, the tune exceeded even his excessive expectations.
“What I couldn’t believe was the extraordinary beauty of these lyrics that Taylor had written,” Hooper says. “It was as if someone had come into the film I was in the middle of making and … had reflected back to me a profound understanding of what we are trying to do with the movie. It was utterly thrilling.”
Cats, in theaters December 20, is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech), and stars Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward.