One of the rising stars of the Royal Ballet, Francesca Hayward, has been cast in the live action film version of the hit musical Cats.
She joins previously announced cast members including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift.
Hayward confirmed her casting on social media, saying how "excited" she was to be joining the cast.
She'll play a kitten called Victoria and will also perform a new song.
The song has been specially written for the movie by Cats composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The film is being directed by Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper, whose previous films include The King's Speech and Les Miserables.
Idris Elba will play Macavity in the film, with Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella.
James Corden will also star in the movie, which is being executive produced by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Steven Spielberg.
Cats first opened in the West End in 1981, directed by Trevor Nunn.
Francesca Hayward joined the Royal Ballet company in 2010 after graduating from the Royal Ballet School. She was promoted to principal in 2016.
Her roles have included Clara in The Nutcracker and Alice in Alice in Wonderland.
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I am excited to announce that I am joining the cast of Universal Pictures & Working Title’s new film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, directed by Tom Hooper. I am hugely thankful to the Royal Ballet, especially Kevin O’Hare for supporting me on this new adventure. I really am v e r y sorry to anyone who has bought tickets to see me in upcoming performances but I will be back on the Royal Opera House stage by the Spring season! Please keep checking the website for cast announcements in the next few months 🐈 image by @rickguestphoto #catsmovie #catsfilm #cats #movie
Cats is one of the world's most successful stage musicals. It ran for 21 years in London's West End and for 18 years on Broadway.
The story is based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. It's believed that this cinema version will combine live action elements and computer generated imagery.
The film is due to be released in 2019.