Cats musical may be next for film treatment, says Andrew Lloyd Webber

Success of the screen version of Les Misérables has revived Universal Pictures' interest in filming the classic West End show

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has let the cat out of the bag: Cats – the second longest-running musical in Broadway history – could be about to get the silver-screen treatment.

The composer told the Daily Mail that Universal Pictures owned the screen rights to the project and talks were taking place about the possibility of a film as a result of the success of the screen version of Les Misérables, which grossed more than $450m worldwide.

"Universal has now got Cats out of the drawer in which they locked it years ago when they bought the rights, and suddenly they're talking about a film," Lloyd Webber said.

The stage production was filmed live and released on DVD in 2000, two years
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