Tessa Thomspon has been cast as the voice of the upscale Cocker Spaniel, Lady, opposite Justin Theroux’s Tramp in Disney’s remake of Lady and the Tramp.
The Lego Ninjago Movie filmmaker Charlie Bean is directing the remake, expected to debut on Disney’s upcoming digital streaming service (rumored to be titled DISNEY DIRECT), which launches in 2019. Andrew Bujalski wrote the script for Lady and the Tramp, and Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for Disney.
Ashley Jensen is set to play Scottish Terrier Jackie, while Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong has been set to voice English bulldog Bull. Kiersey Clemons will play human character Darling, the owner of Lady.
Thompson is currently in theaters with Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You and will star in the Men In Black spin-off, opposite her Thor: Ragnarok colleague Chris Hemsworth which also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson and more.