British actor Idris Elba is being fitted for a cat costume. Multiple reports out of Hollywood say he’s in final talks to join the film adaptation of the hit musical Cats. The IMDB page for the movie says Elba will play Macavity – the only real villain in the story.
Elba is perhaps best known for playing a drug trafficker on the HBO series The Wire. He has also appeared on a Jay-Z album and directed music videos.
Cats is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be released on December 20, 2019. The first stage performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was in 1981. It includes the classic song “Memory.”