Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok) and Benedict Wong (Avengers: Infinity War) have both been cast in the upcoming live-action/CG remake of Lady and the Tramp.
Both actors have seen their profiles rise in recent years thanks to their roles within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thompson plays Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, while Wong plays… well, Wong in Doctor Strange. The two appear to be continuing on the Disney train, according to Collider.
Thompson has been cast as the voice for the titular Lady. She’ll play opposite Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), who has already been cast as the voice for Tramp. The story will center around the relationship that forms between the two -- Lady the pampered pet of a well-off family, while Tramp is a charming dog who grew up on the streets. Lady and the Tramp is among the many Disney remakes of their animated classics currently in production.
Wong has been cast as Bull, an English bulldog. The character had a brief role in the original film as one of the other dogs in the pound who meet Lady when she’s brought to the building. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the character expanded though, with many of the other characters being tweaked for the new film. Kiersey Clemons (Dope) and Ashley Jensen (Extras) have also been cast in the film.
Lady and the Tramp, directed by Charlie Bean and written by Andrew Bujalski, is set to be released on the upcoming Disney streaming service in 2019.