Tessa Thompson To Provide The Voice of Lady in Disney's LADY AND THE TRAMP
It looks like Tessa Thompson is going to be playing the lead female character, Lady, in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp. She is currently in negotiations and if cast she will join Justin Theroux, who will voice the Tramp and Ashley Jensen. Kiersey Clemons has also been cast in the movie.
The story Follows "a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady 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. 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."
Lady and the Tramp is being released in 2019 exclusively on Disney’s upcoming streaming service sometime next year and it will be directed by Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack). As you might imagine, most of the animal characters will be brought to life with CGI technology.
I like Thompson and the film work she's done. There's no doubt that she'll be great in the role of Lady.