One of the great film failures of 2019 was undoubtedly the adaptation of Cats, but one of the actors who participated thought it would be a great success.
In terms of budget, release date, and people involved, Cats It was the number one disaster in theaters of 2019. With a production cost of more than 100 million dollars, the adaptation of the famous musical managed to earn 6.6 million in its opening weekend and in its final theatrical run it obtained only 73 millions of dollars worldwide.
Numerous articles have been published on all the misfortunes of the movie Cats, from the bad special effects that made it to the movies unfinished, to the short time that Judi Dench allocated to the project. However one actor in particular was very optimistic entering Cats.
Jason Derulo was convinced that the movie would do well and that was even after he saw the ridiculous first trailer.
"I thought Cats was going to change the world," Jason Derulo, who played Rum Tum Tugger in the film, said in an interview recently. "Even when I saw the trailer, I felt chills down my spine!"
Perhaps Jason Derulo was naive considering it was his first role in a movie.
“For a long time, I was trying to figure out what the perfect first role was,” revealed Jason Derulo. “With Cats we check all the boxes. You can't get a more star-studded cast, there's no more respected director than an Oscar winner, and Rum Tum Tugger is an inherited role, a prominent character in a classic musical. "
The actor was right thinking that on paper the film could be a success. Since it had the director Tom hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl) and with a cast led by Francesca Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, James Corden and Idris Elba. But the reality was quite different and Cats is part of the worst of 2019.
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