Tessa Thompson & Justin Theroux will voice ‘Lady and the Tramp’ in live-action remake

Brad Pitt at the Okja afterparty at The Boom Boom room at The Standard

Did you know that Disney is making a live-action Lady and the Tramp movie? Disney has been leaning heavily into “live action” remakes of their most famous animated films over the past few years. It’s been enormously successful for them, from Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast to the upcoming Mulan. They’re also doing 101 Dalmatians, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more. I guess I didn’t realize that Lady and the Tramp was on the list too. Well, it turns out that Disney has their voice actors lined up for Lady AND the Tramp. The Tramp will be voiced by Edgy Tramp Justin Theroux. And Lady will be voiced by… Tessa Thompson!

Tessa Thompson is in talks to board the voice cast of Disney’s live-action/CG hybrid update of “Lady and the Tramp.” Thompson, who starred in the studio’s Marvel pic “Thor: Ragnarok,” is in talks for the role of Lady, in which star opposite Justin Theroux, who is the voice of the Tramp. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” director Charlie Bean is directing the adaptation, which will be released on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service that is slated to launch in fall 2019.

Additional casting includes Ashley Jensen as the voice of Scottish Terrier Jackie, “Dope” actress Kiersey Clemons as the human character Darling and “Doctor Strange” actor Benedict Wong as the voice of Bull, an English bulldog. The 1955 original followed an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady who meets a streetsmart, downtown stray mongrel called the Tramp, and the two embark on many romantic adventures including that iconic spaghetti smooch dinner scene.

[From Page Six]

Out of all the planned live-action remakes, this one could end up being sort of cute and sweet. Even though some random dumbasses are complaining about Tessa Thompson’s voice-casting – apparently, Lady is “supposed to be” white, don’t you know – my issue right now is that I’m not into Justin Theroux’s voice. Surely there is a better voice actor for the Tramp?? I hate to say it, but you know who could do great voice work as the Tramp? Chris Pine. Or Chris Evans.

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  1. Nicegirl says:

    I don’t wish he would travel my way, tho.

    He may be a tramp but I don’t love him. Too many edges.

    Yay 😀 to Tessa!!

  2. Aang says:

    I’ve never seen a white cocker spaniel. I’ve loved lady and the tramp my entire life, I don’t get the need for a remake. The original is perfect.

    • chinoiserie says:

      Well he dogs furs usually have white but I am sure that’s not what you meant lol. I just saw one yesterday and she was so cute even though she wanted to eat my sandwich.

      Lady and the Tramp is class allegory with Lady being the rich one. But they are dogs and it’s just and allegory so it’s better for me that they don’t try to make this match real world class issues. You can get the idea anyway and that is not just what the movie is about. It’s one of Disney’s best love stories due to how the characters make such positive impact on the others lives and it’s meke realistic development dor them even though they are dogs than many romance movies. ScreenPrism made a video on this if someone is interested.

      • InquisitiveNewt says:

        @Chinoiserie the class substructure and the “Lady should be (voiced by) a white (person)” harks back to the nauseating historical belief that white = civilisation/culture… In other words, white Supremacy. These kkknobs will really grab at any straw, won’t they…?

    • Milla says:

      Yeees one of the best cartoons ever. It makes you laugh and cry and it’s perfect. I don’t need live whatever version.

  3. InquisitiveNewt says:

    Teddy T. has a lovely, unique voice. Who on earth claimed that Lady is supposed to be white??? She’s a cartoon pup, for heaven’s sake.
    -I do hope they still use the late great Miss Peggy Lee’s song recordings though…

    • EnnuiAreTheChampions says:

      Grace Randolph, a YouTube personality who discusses and reviews movies and movie trailers, is the genius who said this. Back when A Wrinkle in Time came out, she said the poster wouldn’t be sufficiently appealing to little boys, seemingly because it had a girl and three women on it. She’s kind of the worst.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I’m over the remakes. Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast – good. Mulan and Aladdin? I’m excited to see those. Beyond that though….do we need a live action remake of every classic Disney movie? No, no we don’t. Especially if they are just going to release this on their streaming service. (which I’m also annoyed about, because its one more thing I’m going to have to subscribe to because kids.)

  5. Maya says:

    Maleficent success started these live action – as long as they are good, I don’t mind watching them.

    But no to Justin giving voice, he doesn’t have a nice voice.

    Please get RICHARD ARMITAGE to give the voice.

    • Spikey says:

      OH YES! +10000
      Hands down, the man is a genius voice … artist?! I don’t know, is it a skill oder just a gift of nature? His “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” Version for Audible’s Monster Collection was superb. (And Cousin Matthew’s Frankenstein was… perfect. I never realised how delishiously whiney the good doctor was. Oh, and Greg Wise’s Dracula by the way – the first time ever that this wet blanket of a book was scary.

    • I Didn't Do It says:

      Let’s see, Malificent was 2014.
      Hook with Robin Williams and Julia Roberts was 2003.
      Alice and Wonderland was 2010.

      • Maya says:

        Sorry meant restarted the live animation. I remember Disney themselves admitting that Maleficent success showed them that there is thirst for Disney live action.

      • Becks1 says:

        I haven’t seen Maleficent but wasn’t it a different take on Sleeping Beauty? Like Maleficent’s backstory? I can see that general concept being more interesting than just redoing an animated movie. I thought Beauty and the Beast was well done….but it was almost shot for shot the animated version.

        Now that said I’m a hypocrite because Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite movies of all time and if they redid that one, shot for shot I’d be there in a nanosecond haha.

      • Maya says:

        Yes different take and a wonderful movie in my opinion. I have high expectations for the sequel with Angelina & Michelle Phieffer.

        Angelina is also doing Come Again, another different take on Peter (Peter Pan) & Alice (Alice from Wonderland) and their parents who go into despair after losing their oldest child. Angelina will act as the mother and David Oyelowo as father – two amazingly talented people.

        I also love Beauty & The Beast and I like the live action one. Looking forward to Mulan as well.

      • Brandy Alexander says:

        Didn’t Angelina drop out of Come Again last week? I saw a lot of articles on it, because it was like 2 days before filming was supposed to start.

  6. Jay says:

    I hate these remakes. This one especially. Peels is right about no imagination in Hollywood.

  7. Mumbles says:

    Lol at Theroux with his self-cultivated “edgy moody artiste” doing a project which, although it sounds cute, is as un-edgy and un-moody as you can imagine.

  8. FCH says:

    Idris Elba. I think he’d make a perfect Tramp.

  9. NicoleinSavannah,GA says:

    They just did a casting call for that movie here in Savannah. I apologize to anyone who watches this!

  10. Miss Margo says:

    Why Justin Theroux though… He is so boring and I feel Hollywood has been trying to make him a thing for 20 years. Stop forcing this actor on us please. Am I the only one that sees zero appeal?!

  11. Libby says:

    Why is everyone casting Tessa Thompson? I think she is lovely and smart but a HORRIBLE ACTRESS. Like, painful to watch her act. Can we stop trying to make Tessa Thompson happen??