Cats: Idris Elba set to star as villain

Idris Elba is choosing moggies over martinis! The actor, long tipped to be the next James Bond, is in final talks to board Tom Hooper’s big-screen Cats adaptation…

Elba will join an already star-studded cast, which consists of Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson and Mette Towley – with filming set to commence next month.

The Luther star is said to be playing Macavity, the villain of the piece. Elba is no stranger to villainous roles as he’s currently shooting Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw where he plays the antagonist to Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham’s leads. He also played Krall in Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with news of the Cats movie and Elba’s future projects.

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