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Jason Derulo joins 'Cats' film adaptation

By
Wade Sheridan
Jason Derulo is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Cats. File Photo by Sven Hoogerhuis/UPI
Jason Derulo is set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of "Cats." File Photo by Sven Hoogerhuis/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Singer Jason Derulo is set to make his feature film debut in Universal's upcoming film adaptation of stage musical Cats.

Derulo will be featured in the film as Rum Tum Tugger, a rebellious cat who is never satisfied.

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Derulo confirmed his casting on Twitter Tuesday. "It's official! Your boys a workin actor," he said.

The hitmaker joins an all-star cast that includes Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, James Corden, Rebel Wilson and fellow pop star Taylor Swift.

Cats is an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical that is based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) is directing the film with production set to begin in December.

Derulo is best known for hit songs "Whatcha Say," "Talk Dirty," "Want to Want Me" and "Ridin Solo," among others. His track "Colors" was used as the anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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