Rebel Wilson to bring her talents to new production of “Cats”

The star-studded lineup for Universal’s new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats has added a “Pitch Perfect” voice.

Rebel Wilson, the feisty and funny alumnus of the popular film series, has agreed to join the already talent laden cast, which includes, among others, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and James Corden. Learn more about Rebel Wilson:

According to, the cast of the future feline flick has been rehearsing at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, UK. Rebel will portray the cat Jennyanydots in the much-anticipated production, which is scheduled for a December 20, 2019 release.

While Jennyanydots may be known as a lazy cat, Miss Wilson has been anything but recently. One could even say that Rebel is one of the hardest working people in Hollywood.

In addition to her new assignment in Cats, she is also starring alongside heartthrob Liam Hemsworth in the February 2019 release Isn’t it Romantic, a movie for which she will garner her very first producer credit. Read more: Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book and Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical

And, if that isn’t enough, look for more Rebel Wilson in MGM’s May 2019 release The Hustle with Anne Hathaway, and next fall’s Jojo Rabbit, which also features Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell.

A native of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Rebel Wilson attended an all-girls school, completing her Higher School Certificate in 1997. She is a 2003 graduate of the Australian Theatre for Young People, and her education also includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales. After a successful run as a writer, producer and comedic actor in her home country, she moved to the US in 2010.

Soon after, she was cast in the hit comedy film Bridesmaids. Several other movie roles were to follow, prompting Variety to name her as “One of the top ten comics to watch” for 2011. Follow Rebel Wilson on Instagram

Her iconic role as Fat Amy in the aforementioned Pitch Perfect film series was to follow, along with more accolades, including MTV’s “Best Breakthrough Performance” and Teen Choice’s “Choice Movie Actress” awards.

While she undoubtedly overcame long odds to achieve her success, Rebel developed her unique style at a very young age, staying true to her given name.

In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, she indicated that it was her uniqueness that opened the door for her to be signed by an agency on only her second day in the U.S. they quite simply hadn’t seen anyone like her before. “

It’s evident that audiences have seen something special in this Rebel with a cause – to take Hollywood by storm, that is.