Janelle Monáe has joined the voice cast of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp remake. The live-action reimagining of the classic 1955 cartoon will feature Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux as canine leads Lady and Tramp, respectively.
Singer-actor Janelle Monae has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid remake of 1955 classic “Lady and the Tramp”.Monáe will voice the role of sassy pound dog Peg, originally performed by Peggy Lee.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old artiste will voice Peg, the wise-cracking pound dog in the film. “Westworld” star Tessa Thompson is lending her voice to Lady’s part, while Justin Theroux will be voicing for Tramp.
Ashley Jensen, Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann are also part of the cast. Charlie Bean is attached to direct the remake from Andrew Bujalski’s script.
Brigham Taylor will produce the project, which will be exclusively available on Disney’s digital streaming service scheduled to be launched late next year.
The film followed two dogs, an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady and a street-smart, downtown stray mongrel called the Tramp, as they embark on many romantic adventures.
Lady and the Tramp will be yet another film credit to add to Monáe’s growing resume in the movie industry. Her previous roles in films like Hidden Figures and Moonlight have earned her acclaim as an actress.
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