Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Pop music star Jason Derulo is taking his career to new heights! He has just secured a role in the new movie version of the Broadway musical—CATS.

According to PLAYBILL, Derulo will portray Rum Tum Tugger and is being described as a “curious, indecisive, feline sex symbol.” He will join previously announced stars – Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Judi Dench and Idris Elba.

CATS tells the story of a cat tribe called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.  The show was composed by the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber and is the fourth-longest-running musical in Broadway’s history.

Look for CATS to hit the big screen on December 20, 2019.

Watch a clip of Rum Tum Tugger’s infamous song below:

Photo Credit: Instagram/Jason Derulo