Musicals

It’s likely that we might even see a Wicked musical film adaptation this year, but for now this is all that I can confirm:

Rocketman (24th March)
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the film is based on the life of musician Elton John (Taron Egerton) the as we see his life explored from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). It also stars Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Cats (20th Dec)
Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is based on the musical of the same name, which in turn was based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It follows a tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. It stars Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench.

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