WATCH: Taylor Swift Stars In 'Cats' Trailer


The first trailer for the big screen adaptation of the stage musical Cats debuted Thursday – and it’s just as weird as you imagined it would be.

Jennifer Hudson, as Grizabella, belts out the showstopper “Memory,” and there are quick glimpses of Taylor Swift as Bombalurina and Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger.

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Reactions on YouTube in the trailer's first hour have been less than purr-fect. "You know you could have just made this an animated movie," one person commented. Another wrote: "When you look up 'uncomfortable' in the dictionary, this video is what comes up."

Cats, which premiered as a stage musical in 1981, was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the poems of T.S. Eliot.

Directed by Tom Hopper, the Cats movies also stars Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, James Corden and Judi Dench. It leaps into theatres on Dec. 20.

Watch the trailer below: