Ashley Jensen (“The Lobster,” “Hysteria”) has been cast in the live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp” for Disney Pictures.
The 1955 film follows a pampered cocker spaniel belonging to a well-to-do family, and Tramp, a streetwise mutt. When Tramp saves Lady from danger, he tries to teach her that there’s more to life than the inside of a house. Soon love blossoms.
Jensen will be voicing Jackie, a Scottish Terrier who loyally supports Lady throughout the course of the film (the character was named Jock in the original). The studio is still casting for the leading and supporting cast.
Charlie Bean (“The LEGO Ninja Go Movie”) will direct the live-action/CG hybrid film from a script by Andrew Bujalksi. The project will commence production either late this year or early next year ahead of a premiere on Disney’s digital streaming service.