Rebel Wilson has become part of the cast in the upcoming feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. Rebel Wilson will play the old Gumbie cat Jennyanydots who is known to be lazy. In the Cats lore, Gumbie is known to spend her time seeking the warm and sunny places where she sits for hours on end and sleeps for as long as she can.
However, when the moon rises, she becomes active and bakes fries, teaches the mice how to knit, crochet and tatting. Gumbie also enlists cockroaches to be on her group of helpful scouts. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/rebel-wilson-givenchy-couture
The cast of this movie has been rehearsing in the UK at the Leavesden Studios that is in Hertfordshire. Cats are slated to be theatrically released in 20th2019. Wilson is part of the star-studded cast, which includes Jenifer Hudson who plays Grizabella. James Corden, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ray Ballet principal dancers Steve McRae and Francesca Hayward.
Lee Hall and Tom Hopper adapted the musical story. The Producers of this movie include Tim Bevan of Working Title and Eric Fellner. Hooper as well as Debra Hayward. Lloyd Webber, Steven Spielberg, and Angela Morrison are the Executive Producers. Read more: Stunning Transfprmation Rebel Wilson | The List and Rebel Wilson Isn’t it Romantic First Book
Wilson is also expected to appear in the Isn’t It Romantic, a Warner Bros Romantic comedy alongside fellow Aussie, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, and Adam Devine. This comedy is scheduled for release on Valentine Day of 2019.
This is the first film which has Wilson’s credit as the producer. She is also expected to appear in the MGM’s Hustle, which is a remake of the Dort Rotten Scoundrels alongside Ann Hathaway. This movie will be produced by her company, Camp Sugar. She is also set to appear in Taika Waititi’s JoJo Rabbit alongside Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell. WME and Sloane, Offer, Webber, and Dern represent Wilson.
About Rebel Wilson
She was born Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson in Sydney Australia on March 2, 1980. She has three siblings, Annachi, Liberty, and Ryot. She says she was unusually shy almost translating to a social disorder. Rebel Wilson developed her confidence at a very young age but admits she was socially awkward. Her high school drama teacher encouraged her to enter Tournament of Minds that featured different things like improvising and performing.
Fast forward to 2003 when she began appearing as Toula on Pizza, an SBS comedy series and The Wedge. Her acting career has gained tract over time. She moved to New York in 2003 after emerging the winner in the ATYP International scholarship that was funded by Nicole Kidman.
Wilson has appeared in numerous movies including the Pitch Perfect Franchise where she played a character named Fat Amy. She has also won several awards during her acting career. She resides in West Hollywood in California.