The upcoming movie version of the stage musical “Cats” has added Australian talent Rebel Wilson to its already star studded cast. Wilson, who is best known for her stints in the Pitch Perfect series and her breakout small part in Bridesmaids, will play Jennyanydots, an older, wiser Gumbie cat with a nocturnal taste for cooking, dancing, and teaching mice to knit despite her laziness. Read more: Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical
Rebel Wilson has plenty of experience using her vibrant personality and singing voice, even beyond playing “Fat Amy” in all three Pitch Perfect films. The Sydney native portrayed Ursula in The Little Mermaid performed live on stage in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl in 2016. Soon after, she made her West End debut in Guys and Dolls, where she was cast as Miss Adelaide. In 2018, she returned to The Hollywood Bowl as LeFou in Beauty and the Beast. Read more: Stunning Transfprmation Rebel Wilson | The List and Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book
The movie is being directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech) and will also star Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, and others. The movie, with music by esteemed Broadway sensation Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera) is expected to be released in December 2019. https://www.wmagazine.com/story/rebel-wilson-givenchy-couture and https://www.today.com/style/pitch-perfect-star-rebel-wilson-talks-clothing-line-hair-secrets-t139700
Before Cats comes out, though, Wilson is keeping plenty busy. On Valentine’s Day 2019, her film Isn’t It Romantic will be released, co-starring Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra, and Liam Hemsworth. Wilson plays a young woman who experiences a traumatic brain injury. Upon waking up, her life plays out like a traditional and stereotypical romantic comedy.
Just a few months later, she will be starring alongside Anne Hathaway in The Hustle, a female led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. And in the fall of 2019, Wilson can be seen with Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell in Jojo Rabbit.
Finally, Rebel is working on producing and starring in a feature film adaptation of Crowded, a popular comic book. But to really see Rebel Wilson in meowing form, we will have to wait for Cats.