“Lady and the Tramp” fans have a lot to look forward to. As Disney continues the casting process for its upcoming live-action remake of Walt Disney’s beloved 1955 animated classic, more details find their way online each day. And this afternoon, according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, the voice of the titular Cocker Spaniel Lady will be provided by none other than Tessa Thompson, AKA Valkyrie of Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.”
Tessa Thompson, also known for her work in the movies “Creed,” “Dear White People,” and “Annihilation,” will join already-revealed cast members Ashley Jensen (“Arthur Christmas”), Kiersey Clemons (“Dope”), Benedict Wong (“Doctor Strange”), and “The Leftovers” star Justin Theroux as the Tramp. As also previously announced, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” director Charlie Bean will be helming the reimagining, which is scheduled to debut on Disney’s highly-anticipated upcoming streaming service in late 2019.
“Lady and the Tramp” joins “101 Dalmatians,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book,” and “Beauty and the Beast” on the list of live-action remakes of Disney’s classic animated features, with “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” and “Mulan” also joining that roster very soon.