Janelle Monae Added to ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake Cast
Janelle Monae has gone to the dogs, as she has been tapped for a role in the upcoming ‘Lady and the Tramp’ remake.
The Disney film will be a mix of live-action and computer animation.
Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux will be lending their talents to the titular characters. ‘Lady and the Tramp’ was released back in 1955. In 2001, Disney released the sequel, ‘Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure.’
Monae will play a character named Peg (voiced by Peggy Lee in the animated movie); a character best remembered for singing the song “He’s a Tramp.” Peg is a Shih Tzu Maltese dog who befriends Tramp, and helps her getaway from the dogcatcher in the beginning of the original film.
Thomas Mann, Kiersey Clemons, Benedict Wong, Ashley Jensen and Yvette Nicole Brown round our the cast of the remake. The official release date has yet to be announced.