Tessa Thompson is in negotiations to voice Lady in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1955 animated classic “Lady and the Tramp,” a person with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Justin Theroux will voice the Tramp in the remake.
The film will be released as an exclusive on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which will launch in 2019.
Charlie Bean, director of “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” has been tapped to direct. Andrew Bujalski wrote the screenplay.
The new film will be produced by Brigham Taylor, who co-produced the 2016 “Jungle Book” remake for Disney with director Jon Favreau.
The original “Lady and the Tramp” followed an upscale cocker spaniel whose spoiled life is up-ended when her owners have a baby. Finding herself out on the streets, she is saved by a scraggly stray who shows her how to not only survive but thrive on the streets.
Andrew Bujalski is writing the script for the remake with Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier overseeing the project for Disney.
Thompson will next be seen in “Creed 2” and is currently in production opposite her “Thor: Ragnarok” co-star Chris Hemsworth in Sony’s “Men in Black” spin-off.
Thompson is repped by Greene & Associates, Mosaic and Jackoway Austen.
Collider first reported the news.