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Michael Pena joins Chloe Grace Moretz in new 'Tom and Jerry' film

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Narcos: Mexico" star Michael has boarded the cast of live-action/animated hybrid film adaptation of classic cartoon series "Tom and Jerry".

The 43-year-old joins in the project, which will be helmed by Tim Story, reported Deadline.

The project, which hails from stable, will see the animated versions of and They will remain silent, just as they did in the original cartoon.

Moretz, 22, will portray Kayla, a new employee at a posh hotel where Jerry takes up residence. She hires Tom, a struggling alley cat, to get rid of Jerry but the pair soon work together to get rid of Kayla's evil boss, Terrance, to be played by

will serve as a and as executive producers.

The film has a release date of April 16, 2021.

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First Published: Thu, May 23 2019. 09:31 IST