Warner Bros. may be looking to cast Zoey Deutch or Olivia Cooke in their upcoming Tom and Jerry movie. In 1940, Tom and Jerry started off as shorts, but over the years the iconic cat and mouse have appeared in several movies and TV shows. Tom and Jerry has even had mashups with popular movies like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and The Wizard of Oz, but Warner Bros. is now gearing up to create the first ever live-action Tom and Jerry movie.
So far, details pertaining to this Tom and Jerry movie have been incredibly slim. The first time fans heard of a live-action Tom and Jerry movie was back in 2009. Warner Bros. seems to have had some trouble getting the movie together, or simply decided to focus on other projects. Warner Bros. finally seemed to be moving forward with the project last year as it was announced that Ride Along and Fantastic Four director Tim Story would be directing Tom and Jerry. At one point, Jennifer Lawrence was thought to be attached to the project, but Warner. Bros looks to be seeking out other actresses.
According to That Hashtag Show, Warner Bros. is interested in casting either Deutch or Cooke as the lead actress in Tom and Jerry. The report seems to indicate that only one of the actresses will be chosen for a role in the movie, however it seems as if Warner Bros. has only met with Deutch at this time. The role would be for a character named Kayla, who helps Tom stop Jerry from ruining some type of event. Other actresses who are apparently being considered are Yara Shahidi, Kelly Marie Tran, Becky G, and Isabella Moner.
Zoey Deutch made her acting debut on an episode of NCIS, but has more recently appeared in films such as Set It Up, The Disaster Artist, and Before I Fall. Deutch has also recently been cast in the Zombieland sequel called Zombieland: Double Tap. As for Cooke, she had a recurring role on Bates Motel as Emma Decody, but is mostly known now for her role as Art3mis in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.
When it comes to mixing CGI characters in a live-action setting, movie studios have seen varying success in the past. Alvin and the Chipmunks was adapted in 2007 and while the film got horrible reviews, the film did well enough to warrant three sequels. Likewise, Garfield received two live-action movies with Bill Murray, both of which received less than favorable reviews. That being said, there are some films that have been able to successfully blend CGI and live-action, such as the Disney live-action remakes. Needless to say, these live-action adaptations of beloved cartoons aren't likely to stop anytime soon. With that in mind, only time will tell whether a live-action Tom and Jerry movie will turn out to be a good or a bad idea.
Source: That Hashtag Show