Questlove made his directorial debut with Summer Of Soul, which went on to win Best Documentary Feature at the 2022 Oscars. The Roots crew drummer has been working on several projects, including a documentary on Sly and The Family Stone. And now, he has been tapped to direct the live-action remake of the Disney film The Aristocats.
Obviously the join-frontman for The Tonight Show’s in-house band will also be executive producing and handling the music for the remake.
“They chose I to chase the cat…,” Questlove wrote in an Instagram post announcing the news. “I basically have 2 life goals: 1. Don’t dismiss my dreams & 2. Get out of my own way.”
The film is based on the 1970 animated pic about a family of Parisian felines who learn they are set to inherit a fortune from their owner. When the owner’s jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country, they must team up with a smooth-talking tomcat to try to make it back home before it’s too late.