LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Tom Hooper has signed on to direct and produce a big-screen version of the iconic stage musical Cats.
No casting has been announced yet.
The theatrical show -- and its planned film adaptation -- features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is based on T.S. Eliot's poetry volume Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. A revival of the stage musical is scheduled to open in New York this summer.
Hooper's previous films include the lauded The Danish Girl, The King's Speech and Les Miserables.