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Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson & Ian McKellen are additionally set for the movie.

Rebel Wilson is becoming a member of Universal and Working Title's adaptation of Cats.

The Aussie actress will play Jennyanydots within the function that will even star Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen. Tom Hooper will direct.

Cats tells the story of a tribe of felines referred to as the Jellicles and the evening they make what is named "the Jellicle alternative" and determine which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and are available again to a brand new life. The musical — which is the fourth-longest-running present in Broadway historical past and was the longest-running Broadway present ever from 1997 till 2006 — options a few of the best-known songs from the stage, together with "Memory."

Production on Cats is about to happen later this 12 months within the U.Okay., with extra of the solid to be introduced. Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) has tailored Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, which itself was primarily based on the T.S. Eliot novel Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Cats is dated for a Dec. 20, 2019, launch.

Wilson, who's repped by WME and Sloane Offer, will subsequent be seen within the meta rom-com Isn't It Romantic and the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake The Hustle.

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.