CATS will be back with a real prima ballerina!
„The new Cats movie famously features artists new to musical theater, from Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward to commercial dance sensations Les Twins to, you know, Taylor Swift.“ source dancemagazine.com.
Steven McRae, Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures in the role of Skimbleshanks.
Scheduled for release on December 20th 2019!
Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event. Cats stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
The White Crow
BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF RUDOLF NUREYEV.
„The life and defection of legendary Soviet ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev is captured in the new feature film, The White Crow, which arrives in theatres April 26, 2019.
Featuring a screenplay by playwright David Hare, and direction by Ralph Fieness—who also stars—The White Crow features Ukrainian dancer Oleg Ivenko as Nureyev as the film follows his early training, years in the Soviet ballet, and a fateful 1961 trip to Paris during which he decided to flee his country.“ Source paybill.com
Yuli – The Carlos Acosta story
Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography NO WAY HOME – A CUBAN DANCER’S STORY, it is his own story about growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer, moving to London and his relationship with his father, his family and his country.
Photo on top: Francesca Hayward by bbc.co.uk