The cast of Cats is currently rehearsing in Hertfordshire, UK in preparation for a December 20, 2019 theatrical release. The highly-anticipated film adaptation helmed by director Tom Hopper just added another recognizable face to the already star-studded roster.
Deadline reports Rebel Wilson has been tapped to play Jennyanydots, the old Gumbie cat known for being lazy. “In Cats lore she’s known to spend her days seeking out the warm and sunny spots where she sits, and sits, and sits, and sleeps as the hours tick by. But when the moon rises, she’s alive and bakes and fries, and teaches the mice “knitting, crocheting and tatting.” On top of that, she employs the cockroaches to be her troop of helpful boy scouts,” according to the publication.
Wilson joins the ensemble which already includes Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), Judi Dench (Deuteronomy), Idris Elba (Macavity), and Royal Ballet principal dancers Steven McRae (Skimbleshanks) and Francesca Hayward (Victoria).
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