The latest update hitting Warner Bros.’ Tom & Jerry movie has added Ken Joeng and Rob Delaney to the cast. An already impressive ensemble in the movie includes Chloe Grace Moretz, Colin Jost, and Michael Pena.
Who doesn’t love the Tom & Jerry franchise, right? The success story of Tom & Jerry began as short films in the 1940s, eventually making way into Saturday morning slot in 1965. Within no time the cat and mouse game became iconic to join the ranks of coveted shows such as The Jetsons, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo.
Currently, a live-action/animated hybrid Tom and Jerry film is in the works, lead by director Tim Story, alum: Fantastic Four and Shaft reboot. Tom & Jerry’s movie suggests that the titular duo will remain silent, solely progressing on their cat-mouse-antics and facial expressions, but all set to take place in a live-action world.
Joeng and Delaney have been roped in to play members from the Tom & Jerry gang. Jeong will play a character Jackie, and Delaney will play a character named DuBros. Further character details on Joeng and Delaney are awaited.
The premise of the movie is that Kayla (played by Grace Mortez) is a new employee at a hotel who’s assigned the job of killing Jerry before the lavish wedding takes place. Kayla hires alley cat Tom to kill Jerry. Before we know it, the trio is involved in an effort to kill Kayla’s tyrannical manager Terrance (Pena).
Tom & Jerry is slated to release in theaters on April 16, 2021.