Tessa Thompson is one lucky lady: After appearing in a string of recent hits, the actress is reportedly next set to star in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney animated classic "Lady and the Tramp."
Collider shared the scoop that Thompson ("Thor: Ragnarok," "Annihilation") is currently in negotiations to voice the titular female canine character. Lady is a pampered, upper-class Cocker Spaniel who falls in love with Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux), a charming stray mutt, setting in motion a romantic spaghetti smooch and plenty of adventure.
In addition to Thompson, Collider also reports that Benedict Wong ("Doctor Strange") will be joining the flick, voicing an English bulldog named Bull. So it looks like the MCU will be well-represented here.
That makes sense, since "Lady and the Tramp" will be one of several original films set to debut on Marvel parent company Disney's new streaming service, which is launching sometime in 2019. The previously-announced cast also includes Kiersey Clemons ("Justice League") as Darling, and Ashley Jensen ("Extras") as Jackie, a Scottish terrier who was named Jock in the 1955 original.
Charlie Bean ("The LEGO Ninjago Movie") is directing, with a script from Andrew Bujalski. No word yet on when production may start, or a definitive premiere date.
This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady's household, threaten to keep them apart. Read More