Production set to begin in less than a week on Disney’s live-action/CGI remake of Lady And The Tramp. The studio is still looking to add talent to its cast, As Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown has joined the cast.
Brown will play Aunt Sarah, who looks after Darling and Jim Dear’s baby. Her two trouble-making Siamese cats, Si and Am, deliberately mess up the house and trick her into thinking that Lady attacked them, leading to Aunt Sarah taking Lady to a pet shop to get a muzzle. Lady flees and ends up meeting a mongrel known as the Tramp and falling in love.
Brown 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, Benedict Wong as Bull. With Kiersey Clemons as Darling, and Thomas Mann as Jim Dear.
Lady And The Tramp will 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.