As we inch closer to production on Disney’s live-action/CGI remake of Lady And The Tramp, the studio is finalizing the cast. Kong: Skull Island actor Thomas Mann has joined the cast.
Mann will play the role of Jim Dear, Lady’s owner. and the husband of Darling played by Kiersey Clemons.
Mann joins a stacked cast that includes Tessa Thompson as Lady, Justin Theroux as Tramp, Ashley Bensen as Jackie (a gender swapped Jock), Sam Elliot as Trusty, and Benedict Wong as Bull.
Lady And The Tramp is expected to begin shooting September 10, 2018 in Atlanta and Los Angeles and should wrap this fall and is expected to have a budget of over $80 million, as it will be a CGI/live-action hybrid.
The film will be directed by The LEGO Ninjago helmer Charlie Bean, and written by Andrew Bujalski (Beeswax). Diane Sabatini (Nocturnal Animals) and Brigham Taylor(Christopher Robin) are on board as producers. The film is expected to be ready for Disney’s streaming service coming in sometime in fall 2019.
Lady And The Tramp isn’t the only remake expected to debut on Disney’s streaming service. The studio is also expected to have their live-action remake of Sword In The Stone debut on the service as well. Other films Disney is planning for the service are Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, as well as Stargirl, Timmy Failure, 3 Men And A Baby, and Flora and Ulysses.