Tom and Jerry movie adaptation casts SNL’s Colin Jost

Tom and Jerry are getting a silver screen treatment and joining the cast is Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost.

The live-action and animation hybrid take on the cartoon classic is produced by Warner Brothers. Chloe Grace Moretz (Greta) and Michael Pena (Extinction) are already on board. The two will be acting alongside Jost who is the co-head writer and Weekend Update anchor of SNL.

Directing the film will be Tim Story (Ride Along) who will also executive produce alongside Chris De Faria and Adam Goodman. DeFaria is a former executive of Warner Bros. and is currently a DreamWorks animation boss.

An acclaimed writer and comedian, Jost is a 10-time Primetime Emmy nominee for his work on SNL. His wins include five WGA Awards with a recent nomination this year for the category of comedy/variety sketch series. And who can forget that the man is engaged to the sexy and equally talented Marvel actress, Scarlett Johansson?

The award-winning writer also has film credits under his belt. This includes How to Be Single starring Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Gray) and Staten Island Summer. The latter is currently available for streaming on Netflix.

Tom and Jerry were created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Before they were called Tom and Jerry, the iconic duo started as Jasper and Jinx in the Puss Gets the Boot animated short. The two characters were renamed Tom and Jerry and became a regular series on Cartoon Network. The series has04 had animated movies on DVD over its continuing run.

Ben Hornery
Ben Hornery
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.
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