Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jason Derulo is set to make his feature acting debut with the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical “Cats” for Working Title and Universal Pictures.
The story tells of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” with one cat to ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Derulo will play Rum Tum Tugger, a rebellious and never satisfied cat.
Tom Hooper is directing the project which stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift and Rebel Wilson, among others.
Hooper and Lee Hall have adapted the story while Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Debra Hayward will produce. Filming begins in December.