Grammy-nominated singer and “Moonlight” star Janelle Monae has signed on for the upcoming remake of the Disney animated classic “Lady and the Tramp” for the studio’s digital streaming service to launch in 2019.
“Lady and the Tramp” tells the story of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady (Tessa Thompson) who lives with an upper-middle-class family but is set astray when the family has a baby.
Lady ends up meeting a mongrel known as the Tramp (Justin Theroux) on the streets and they embark on a romantic journey and eventually fall in love.
Monae plays Peg, a wise-cracking pound dog. Ashley Jensen and Benedict Wong also lend their voices, while Thomas Mann and Kiersey Clemons play two human characters. Charlie Bean directs the live-action/CG hybrid film from a script by Andrew Bujalski.
Source: Heat Vision