First look at the cast of the live action Disney 'Lady and the Tramp' remake
Lady and the Tramp is one of many people's favorite Disney movies; with an adorable romantic story that kids and adults can both enjoy. The trouble is, the movie would be a pretty challenging title to give the live-action remake treatment to, considering the fact that the cast is entirely composed of canines.
But hey, that's hasn't stopped Disney from trying anyway. This week Disney revealed just who will be playing the characters in the 1955 classic movie, and it's safe to say that it's an impressive lineup of actors, and dogs as well!
On the human side of the cast, Lady will be voiced by Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. Meanwhile, the Tramp will be played by Mullholland Drive star (and animal rights advocate) Justin Theroux.
Not only that, but we also have Sam Elliot of A Star Is Born and The Big Lebowski, to play Trusty. Jock the Scottish terrier will be voiced by Ashley Jensen, Tibetan spaniel Peg will be played by Janelle Monae, and Bull will be voiced by Benedict Wong.
And Ben even took to Twitter to reveal how Disney cast him before the dog, and then found the pooch that best resembled the actor:
And as for the dogs themselves, Lady will be played by a brown and beige cocker spaniel called Rose, while Tramp will be played by a terrier mix called Monte, who was rescued from a kill-shelter in New Mexico by Halo Animal Rescue before being transferred to a shelter in Phoenix. It was there that he was adopted by dog trainer Mark Forbes, who was working on the movie, and landed the role of a lifetime.
The news of the remake - along with the sight of so many adorable pooches - has left people eagerly anticipating the live-action remake:
Although, some casting decisions were questioned:
The movie is due to be directed by Charlie Bean, produced by Bringham Taylor and written by Andrew Bujalski, and will make its debut on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service, which will debut in November of 2019.
I can't wait to check out this canine caper when it's available to stream: and I'll be interested to see how they pull off the famous spaghetti scene.