Singer-Songwriter Jason Derulo will be making his feature film debut. According to Variety has joined the cast of the film the live-action adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats". Derulo will portray "Rum Tum Tugger", a cat who’s rebellious and never satisfied. Jenifer Hudson and Idris Elba will star alongside Derulo.
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."
The film is expected to hit theaters on December 20, 2019