Tessa Thompson has landed the lead voice role of Lady in Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid Lady and the Tramp, according to Collider. Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong has also been cast to voice Bull, an English bulldog.
The 1955 animated classic took audiences on an adventure with unforgettable characters: Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel; Tramp, a mutt from across the tracks with a heart of gold; Jock and Trusty, Lady’s best friends; and Si and Am, two of the most devious cats to prowl across the screen. The happiest of endings takes place on a lovely bella notte as Lady learns what it means to be footloose and leash-free.
As was previously announced, Justin Theroux will voice Tramp, Kiersey Clemons will play Darling, the human owner of Lady, and Ashley Jensen will voice a Scottish Terrier named Jackie, one of Lady’s closest friends (Jock in the original film).
Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjago Movie) is directing from a script by Andrew Bujalski, and Brigham Taylor is producing the film. The new Lady and the Tramp movie is expected to be released via Disney’s upcoming streaming service, launching in late 2019.
Thompson, who is currently filming Men in Black with Chris Hemsworth, has credits that include Sorry to Bother You, Westworld, Thor: Ragnarok, and Creed.