In case you haven’t heard, Disney is launching its new streaming service, Disney+, on November 12. With that launch comes the release of Lady and the Tramp, a live-action remake of the 1955 animated film. As with another of its recent remakes, The Lion King, many of the main characters in the film are talking animals that still require actors to voice them. The upcoming live-action film has an impressive roster of names that are featured both on-camera and off it, via voice acting. Keep reading to learn more about the cast of Lady and the Tramp, starting with the actors who play its titular characters.
Tessa Thompson: Lady
Thompson voices the starring spaniel, and she has a few other voice acting credits to her name that include episodes of Tuca & Bertie and BoJack Horseman. While her voice acting experience is limited, the actor is well-versed in big studio films. Thompson has starred in a number of blockbusters such as Creed, Creed II, Avengers: Endgame and Men in Black: International. She also recurs on Westworld as Charlotte Hale and will appear in the HBO show’s upcoming third season. Thompson’s other upcoming projects include Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut Passing and Thor: Love and Thunder, in which she’ll be reprising the role of Valkyrie. Thompson will also be playing the titular character in a romantic drama entitled Sylvie that is slated to release in 2020.
Justin Theroux: Tramp
Theroux is no stranger to the vocal booth. He voiced Dropkick in Bumblebee, Garmadon in The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Megamind’s father in Megamind. The veteran actor also has a number of impressive on-camera credits under his belt – American Psycho, Zoolander, Miami Vice and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, to name a few. Theroux also writes, produces and directs. He is a writer on Swear to God, an upcoming comedy feature from Will Ferrell’s production company, and he has producing credits on a currently untitled comedy that’s in the works at Paramount. Theroux is slated to direct another funny film, Chief Ron, produced by Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. The well-connected multihyphenate isn’t just focused on lighter fare, though. Theroux will star opposite Olivia Munn in Justine Bateman’s feature film directorial debut, Violet, a drama that follows a film exec as she discovers that her “guiding voice” isn’t telling the truth.
Besides Thompson and Theroux, there are a plethora of talented actors on the cast list. Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann will appear as Lady’s fur-parents: Darling and Jim Dear. Yvette Nicole Brown will take on the antagonist role of Aunt Sarah. Ken Jeong and F. Murray Abraham will get to be a part of the famous “noodle kiss” scene with their respective roles of Joe and Tony. You can also hear Janelle Monáe as she brings to life the canine character of Peg. And Sam Elliott will voice the wise bloodhound Trusty. You can catch the performances from all of these talented actors when the film releases on November 12 in conjunction with the debut of Disney+.