Warner Bros. Casts Michael Peña in New ‘Tom & Jerry’ Feature Film

Warner Bros. new hybrid animated feature film Tom & Jerry just got an antagonist in Michael Peña according to Deadline.

Directed by Tim Story (Ridealong 2 plus the upcoming Shaft sequel) the film will also star Chloë Grace Moretz who will play a character named Kayla.

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Peña will take the role of a character named Terrence; further plot details seem a little sketchy at the moment but stay tuned for details when they are announced via official sources.

He’s currently also wrapping production on Dora and the Lost City of Gold as well as his role as Mr. Roarke in the Fantasy Island horror reboot while Moretz has a voice role in the upcoming animated Addams Family film as well as a lead in the action/horror period film Shadow in the Cloud.

Chris DeFaria is producing this latest adaptation with Story and Adam Goodman as executive producers.

Tom & Jerry arrives in theatres on April 16, 2021.

What do you think about a new Tom & Jerry feature? It looks like we’re getting a couple of new hybrid animated movies in the future and Warner Bros. have never been afraid of drawing from some pretty deep wells for source material.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!