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Janelle Monae To Join Tessa Thompson & More In Disney's 'Lady And The Tramp' Live Action Remake

The film will premiere as part of the Disney+ streaming platform launch on November 12, 2019.
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 08: Janelle Monae during the Belvedere X Janelle Monae event at Hotel Zoo on July 8, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Belvedere)
By Kimberly Wilson · August 23, 2019

It looks like we get to see some more on screen magic between Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson — but this time, they’ll be recreating a childhood classic.

Hidden Figures and Moonlight star, Monáe, will voice the role of Peg in the live action remake of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Peg is the wise-cracking friend of Lady, whose role will be voiced by Monae’s close friend, Tessa Thompson.

Ashley Jensen, Sam Elliot and Benedict Wong will also voice dogs, while the human leads are set to be played by Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann.Yvette Nicole Brown will take on the role of Aunt Sarah.

For those who don’t recall, Lady and the Tramp tells the story of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who is set astray when her upper-middle-class family has a baby. Lady ends up meeting a mongrel known as “the Tramp” on the streets. They embark on a romantic journey and eventually fall in love.

Monae, who stays booked and busy, recently announced via her Instagram that she is also set to star in Amazon’s new psychological thriller, “Homecoming.”

The ‘Lady and the Tramp’ reboot will be available at the time of Disney+’s launch, which is set for November 12, 2019.