Jason Derulo is the latest to join the upcoming film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the multi-platinum R&B star is set to play Rum Tum Tugger (the curious, if indecisive, feline sex symbol).
Among Derulo's hits are "Whatcha Say," "Talk Dirty," "Want to Want Me," "Ridin' Solo," and, with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, "Swalla." His latest album, Everything Is 4, was released in 2015; with his fifth, 2Sides, on the way.
Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) will direct the take on the T.S. Eliot-inspired show, adapting the story with Billy Elliot and Network scribe Lee Hall. It is set to arrive in movie theatres December 20, 2019.