If you think the upcoming big screen adaptation of Cats couldn’t get any better, Idris Elba is here to prove you wrong. The British actor and musician just joined the cast of this exciting project, which is already filled with some big-name talent.
The highly anticipated adaptation of the mega-hit musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber will be directed by Tom Hooper. This Oscar-winning filmmaker already did an amazing job turning Les Misérables into a movie, so we’re pretty confident he’ll be able to do the same with Cats.
Another reason why this adaptation is destined for greatness? It’s amazing, multi-talented cast! Long before Idris Elba jumped on board, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, James Corden, and Jennifer Hudson already accepted Hooper’s invitation to join the cast.
The star of Luther will reportedly play mischievous cat Macavity. He’s a criminal mastermind who serves as the antagonist of the central characters, a tribe of fellow cats called the Jellicles. Filming should start later this year and it will premiere on December 20, 2019.