Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on an original new song for the upcoming movie adaptation of Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, Cats.
Released by Universal Pictures on December 20th, the film is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech), and stars Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward.
The song, ‘Beautiful Ghosts,’ will feature in the film where it’ll be performed by Hayward, who stars in the role of Victoria, and by and in the end credits performed by Swift.
Lloyd Webber says he saw an opportunity to create a new signature song for Victoria, whose character has been expanded for the film.
“When I first read the screenplay, the first thing I said was, ‘We have to have a song for Victoria,’” he revealed.
“Beautiful Ghosts,” he says, is now, “an incredibly important and central part of the whole film.”