Actor Idris Elba might be seen in 'Cats' movie adaptation

ANI New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 17, 2018, 04.06 PM(IST)

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 Idris Elba is in talks to join the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber`s Broadway musical `Cats`.
 

 Idris Elba is in talks to join the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber`s Broadway musical `Cats`.

The `Avengers: Infinity War` star will star alongside Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

The film will be directed by Tom Hooper, who previously helmed a big-screen adaptation of the much-loved musical `Les Miserables`.Based on TS Eliot`s `Old Possum`s Book of Practical Cats`, the musical - which follows a tribe of cats known as Jellicles - is one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.

Elba might portray Macavity, a master criminal. 

The 46-year-old is currently filming `Hobbs & Shaw` with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The untitled `Cats` film is expected to release in December 2019.