Next 3 Music-Driven Movies: 'The Lion King,' 'Blinded by the Light,' 'Cats'

Next 3 Music-Driven Movies: 'The Lion King,' 'Blinded by the Light,' 'Cats'

Filled with classic songs that defined a generation, Yesterday turns on a great premise -- namely, what if you were the only one who remembered The Beatles? Featuring winning performances by Himesh Patel, Lily James and Kate McKinnon, Danny Boyle's fantasy deftly mixes comedy, romance, nostalgia and great music, resulting in a satisfying, audience-pleasing movie.

Now that Yesterday has launched into theaters nationwide, what can musical-movie lovers anticipate in the coming weeks and months? Here are three intriguiging titles that are all driven by well-known songs.

 

The Lion King

Disney's latest, all-new, live-action adventure is based on the beloved animation classic, which introduced audiences to several stand-out, sing-along melodies. We've been assured that new recordings of the original songs will be included, along with a new song or two.

Release date: July 19. Get your tickets now!

 

Blinded by the Light

A critical favorite after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, this joyful, fleet-footed movie, inspired by a true story, follows a teenager in England who is introduced to Bruce Springsteen's music, which sparks his own musical transformation.

Release date: August 14. Sign up for a FanAlert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area.

 

Cats

The enduring Broadway stage musical is set to enchant audiences anew during the holiday season. Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Corden and Taylor Swift will star in the highly-anticipated, long-awaited big-screen adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, above).

Release date: December 20. Sign up for a FanAlert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area.

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