Christmas came early for this year as it was announced that Idris Elba will be starring in the film adaptation of the hit musical “Cats”. Here’s the official synopsis (via Collider):
"Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life."
I have a bit of hope for this. It’ll be directed by Tom Hooper, director of Les Miserables. It also stars, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson. The film’s being produced by Steven Spielberg. The film’s scheduled to be released on December 20th, 2019.
I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see Idris Elba sing as a cat!
Idris Elba Upcoming projects:
Hobbs and Shaw(2019)