'Tom and Jerry' return to screens with new movie and first trailer starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Ben Arnold
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Iconic cartoon pair Tom and Jerry are heading where they’ve never been before: into the real world.

Chloë Grace Moretz heads up an impressive cast joining the adversarial cat and mouse duo in their first significant comeback in some time, and their first venture into the live-action world.

It's the first Tom & Jerry feature outing since 1992's Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

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This time around, Kick-Ass star Moretz is a wedding planner working on the 'wedding of the century' at an upscale New York hotel.

But when Jerry moves in, Moretz hires Tom to get him out. Chaos, of course, ensues.

(L-r) TOM, CHLOE GRACE MORETZ as Kayla and JERRY in Warner Bros. animated/live-action adventure “TOM & JERRY,” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
(L-r) TOM, CHLOE GRACE MORETZ as Kayla and JERRY in Warner Bros. animated/live-action adventure “TOM & JERRY,” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Tim Story, director of 2005's Fantastic Four and the Ride Along movies, is behind the camera, with Michael Peña, Rob Delaney, Ken Jeong and Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost also on the bill.

The movie also features voices from the legendary William Hanna, of Hanna Barbera fame, and Mel Blanc, the original voice of the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Speaking to People, Moretz said that her character Kayla is 'a total goofball', and 'a lot like Jerry'.

“She was a girl who gunned for what she wanted to achieve but realises that time and honesty is what will prevail in the end,” she said.

The teaser poster for Tom & Jerry (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The teaser poster for Tom & Jerry (Warner Bros. Pictures)

However, acting in front of 'a stick with a name tag' on for the animated sequences was difficult.

“For Jerry at least I had a little to scale model of him,” she added. “All in all it was very interesting to be able to improv opposite nothing and create with the animators and push the boundaries of what we could achieve.”

The movie is set to land on 5 March, 2021.

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