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