Jason Derulo And Rebel Wilson To Join 'Cats' Cast

Jason Derulo and Rebel Wilson are the latest actors to join the impressive new 'Cats' cast.

The pair will be playing the Jellicle street kitties alongside legends Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Taylor Swift.

Derulo will be taking on the role of the rebellious Rum Tum Tugger -- a badass cat that Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he modelled after Mick Jagger in the original 1981 musical. In more recent productions of Cats, Tugger has been more of a "hip-hop street cat" than a Rolling Stones kitty.

Derulo wrote on Instagram that he was "too excited" for the new film, directed by Tom Hooper (The King's Speech, Les Misérables). 

Rebel Wilson has also been announced to join the cast and will be playing Jennyanydots -- a tabby who enjoys a good nap. The Aussie actress has taken on a number of triple-threat roles from the Pitch Perfect series to the upcoming Isn't It Romantic rom-com.

"Meow!" wrote Wilson of the news on Instagram.

"Dame Judi, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Idris Sexiest Man Alive, Tay Tay, James Corden, brilliant ballet dancers, brilliant singers, brilliant creative minds ... can’t wait!"

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