During the Disney+ panel at the D23 Expo the studio shared details and the first trailer for their live-action adaptation of Lady and the Tramp, and now it has debuted online.
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The trailer shows Tramp speaking to Lady about her life, noting that while she is the center of her humans’ universe, living outdoors like him has its benefits namely that every day is an adventure. The trailer also shows Tramp being taken away to a pound with Lady chasing behind the car where he’s imprisoned; Tramp taking Lady to a hilltop vista; and a first look at the original film’s famous pasta-kiss scene.
The reimagining stars Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) as Lady, Justin Theroux (The LEGO Ninjago Movie) as Tramp, Ashley Bensen (Ugly Betty) as Jackie (a gender-swapped Jock), Sam Elliot (The Ranch) as Trusty, Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) as Bull. With Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Darling, Thomas Mann as Jim Dear, and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) as Aunt Sarah.
The film is 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.
This Disney animated classic followed a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street. She is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart.