Disney is gearing up for their upcoming streaming service, with casting already underway for their Lady and the Tramp reboot. Justin Theroux is in talks to play the Tramp in the new movie. The film is going to be a live-action/cgi hybrid.
It is expected to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service once it launches in late 2019, Collider has exclusively learned.
The original 1955 animated classic tells the story of a female cocker spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family, and a male mutt known as the Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on a romantic adventure and eventually fall in love.
Disney is still searching for its leading Lady. Ashley Jensen (Extras) will co-star and lend her voice to Jackie, a gender-swapped version of Jock from the original film, and one of Lady’s closest friends. Jackie is a Scottish Terrier.
Charlie Bean (The LEGO Ninjago Movie) is directing from a script by Andrew Bujalski. Brigham Taylor is producing the film, which will be exclusive to Disney’s streaming service and won’t receive a theatrical release.
Theroux also had a cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as the Master Codebreaker.
Theroux has been working non-stop since wrapping will next be seen alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, which hits theaters next weekend, and also co-stars in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex. He also voices the character of Dropkick in Bumblebee. Theroux will also be apart of the highly-anticipated Netflix series Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.