New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
announced that global music icon Taylor Swift
and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd
Webber have collaborated on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures' film Cats, based on Lloyd
Webber's record-shattering stage musical. The song, "Beautiful Ghosts," will feature in both the film and in the end credits.
Cats, in theaters December 20, 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
In the film, the song is performed by Hayward, who stars in the role of Victoria. The version of the song performed by Swift, who plays Bombalurina in the film, will play over the end titles.
As part of the announcement, Universal today also released an exclusive, behind-the-scenes video documenting the creation and recording of the song and including an interview with Swift, Lloyd
Webber and Hooper.