The 46-year-old actor is in talks to star in the upcoming live-action Cats film based on the popular Broadway musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber, according to Deadline.
The musical follows a tribe of cats known as Jellicles who must decide every year which one of them will ascend to the “Heaviside Layer” and come back as a new cat.
Elba might play Macavity the Mystery Cat, according to the outlet. Macavity is known for breaking “every human law
- Additional reporting by Quinn Keaney
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Popsugar: So much of this film is centered around men given the subject matter, all the way down to the actual title of the movie.
While speaking with Collider about his time working on The Crimes of Grindelwald, Depp confirmed that he will continue to be part of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and praised the complexity of his character. "I loved it because that's really an arena where you can fly around and try different things and approach a character with a lot more," he said. "To take someone who is teetering on being a fascist . . . but to play him as a sensitive, concerned yet manipulative and powerful wizard. The possibilities in that world are wide open,
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