Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me”) is reportedly nearing a deal to star in the live-action/CG animation hybrid remake of “Lady and the Tramp” which will be released exclusively via Disney’s upcoming streaming service next year.
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.
Theroux is in final negotiations to voice Tramp, his casting following the just announced Ashley Jensen as Lady’s close friend Jackie (a reworking of Jock from the original). Charlie Bean is directing from a script by Andrew Bujalski.