Jennifer Hudson and Taylor Swift have joined Working Title's movie adaptation of "Cats."
"The Late Late Show" host James Corden and "Lord of the Rings" star Ian McKellen have also signed on to the project. Additional casting is in the works.
Variety said Hudson will play Grizabella, the "Glamour Cat" who performs the well-known song "Memory." Details have yet to emerge about Swift, Corden and McKellen's roles.
Tom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of "The King's Speech," will direct the "Cats" film. The movie is scheduled to begin production in the U.K. in November.
The West End musical starring Elaine Paige as Grizabella debuted in 1981, while the Broadway version with Betty Buckley opened the next year.