New ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Adds Janelle Monae

Singer-songwriter, and star of Moonlight (2016) and Hidden Figures (2016/17), Janelle Monáe has joined the cast of Disney’s latest live-action remake Lady and the Tramp.

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Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures (left), Peg from Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Monáe will play Peg the Pound Dog, supporting Thor: Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson and Mulholland Drive star Justin Theroux who will play Lady and The Tramp respectively.

Doctor Strange star and Infinity War cast member Benedict Wong has also been cast as Bull the English Bulldog.

The movie, which is set to debut on a new Disney streaming service set for 2019, is being directed by The Lego Ninjago Movie director Charlie Bean and has been written by Andrew Bujalski.

There is currently no confirmed release date for this film.

Source: THR
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