Disney’s classic Lady and the Tramp is getting revamped, and last month it was revealed that Justin Theroux will lend his voice to Tramp in the part CGI, part live-action remake. But who’ll play his love interest, the classy cocker spaniel, Lady?
RadioTimes is reporting that Thor: Ragnorak’s Tessa Thompson, who also starred in the fan favorite TV series Westworld (2016-2018), will provide her vocals.
The original Lady and the Tramp premiered in 1955, with Barbara Luddy and Larry Roberts providing the voices for Lady and the Tramp, respectively. It’s a little bit of a Romeo and Juliet story, what with Lady being an uptown girl and Tramp being a streetwise mutt.
While the two might come from different backgrounds, they can’t help but be drawn to each other:
The new version is being referred to as a “re-imagining” of the animated film. There are no specific details on the storyline as of yet, but Disney tends to stick to script, not to disappoint fans of the original, like with the recent live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017), starring Dan Stevens and Emma Watson:
The Lady and the Tramp cast is rounded out with Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), and Kersey Clemons (Bad Neighbors 2).
Thompson will also star opposite her Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth in the new Men in Black spinoff, hitting theaters in 2019. And she’s signed on to star alongside Ruth Negga (Preacher) in director/writer Rebecca Hall’s (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) next project, Passing.
If you’re not sure what Thompson sounds like, here she is in an interview with IGN at last year’s Comic-Con:
Lady and the Tramp is expected to release in 2019, via Disney’s new streaming service, which will also launch next year.
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