×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Lady and the Tramp’: Disney’s Live-Action Remake Gets First Trailer (Watch)

Ready your dog-friendly bowl of spaghetti, Disney has debuted the first trailer for its live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp,” starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux.

The teaser was released during Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim at the Disney + presentation.

In addition to Thompson and Theroux, who play the Lady and Tramp, respectively, Janelle Monáe also voices the iconic singing pound pup, Peg. Thomas Mann and Kiersey Clemons will play Lady’s married owners. Similar to the past Disney adaptations of their animated classic such as “Lion King” and “Jungle Book,” the majority of the cast will be played by CGI characters.

In addition to performing two original songs for the film, Monae will also “reinvent” “The Siamese Cat Song,” a track from the original movie which was criticized for its problematic depiction of Asian culture. As previously reportedWondaland contributors  Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Roman GianArthur told Variety that the cat duo will no longer be Siamese cats and that the song would be reworked.

The Disney classic, which was originally released in 1955, follows an American cocker spaniel named Lady whose life is forever altered after her family welcomes a new baby. After she’s set astray on the streets, she meets a stray named Tramp who steals her heart, and with whom she embarks on a romantic journey.

Popular on Variety

The reboot is directed by Charlie Bean (“The Lego Ninjago Movie”) and will is set to debut on Disney’s new streaming service Disney Plus on Nov. 12.

More Film

  • Anti-Gone

    Sundance: 2020 New Frontier Program Features Underwater VR, Chomsky A.I.

    The Sundance Institute revealed the last batch of programming for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival — minus a few last-minute additions to its feature lineup, still to come —  by announcing its New Frontier section, which this time around include not only augmented and virtual reality, but also SMS-based text messaging, biotech and artificial intelligence. [...]

  • Catherine Deneuve'Joker' premiere, 76th Venice Film

    Catherine Deneuve Out of Hospital After Stroke (Report)

    Catherine Deneuve has returned to her Paris home after more than a month in the hospital and at a rest home following a mild stroke, according to French report. The French screen icon was seen out and about by her neighbors in the Saint Germain arrondissement of Paris. Deneuve, 76, had what her family called [...]

  • Alma Harrel Honey Boy

    Hollywood Still Struggles With Parity Behind the Camera

    When Kees van Oostrum, president of the American Society of Cinematographers, was at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, he noticed that many documentaries had been shot by women. But he was also aware of the dismal number of female lensers hired for feature films. “I realized we had to do something,” he says. That [...]

  • Mob Town

    'Mob Town': Film Review

    “Who doesn’t love spaghetti?” asks New York State Trooper Ed Croswell (David Arquette) while on a date with single mother Natalie (Jennifer Esposito) in “Mob Town,” and the answer, according to Danny A. Abeckaser’s film, is no one. The traditional Italian dish figures prominently in this low-rent Mafia tale, which — based on an infamous [...]

  • Code 8

    'Code 8': Film Review

    Essentially a humbler, grungier indie “X-Men” without the same dependence on splashy effects, “Code 8” is a solid genre effort from director Jeff Chan. Spun off from his prior short of the same name, the crowdfunded effort is resourceful and polished on a tight budget. Its fast-paced progress has enough appeal to suggest a possible [...]

  • Cats Movie

    'Cats' Producers Respond to Twitter Trailer Backlash

    The producers of “Cats” have seen the memes and read the mean tweets that greeted the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stage smash. When the initial teaser was launched this past summer, social media commentators feasted on the way that an A-list cast that includes Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content