Idris Elba and Judi Dench Join Universal’s Feature Film Version of The Musical ‘Cats’
Variety reports that Idris Elba is in talks to join the growing cast of Universal’s Cats musical as Macavity.
TheDailyMail also adds that Judi Dench will also take a role in the Tom Hooper film as Deuteronomy.
MEOW Exclusive: #JudiDench to play #OldDeuteronomy in #TomHooper ‘s @Working_Title Film’s prod of @OfficialALW (T.S.Elliot) musical #Cats. Confirmed.Judi had been cast to play Grizabella in original ‘81 W.End Cats but w/drew after she tore her Archilles tendon. pic.twitter.com/XHuhHf3jwc
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) October 18, 2018
The pair will join previously announced cast members such as Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and James Corden.
A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.
Universal has set the film’s release date for December 20th, 2019.
SOURCE: VARIETY/DAILY MAIL