Yvette Nicole Brown will be playing Aunt Sarah in the live-action remake of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.
Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux will be lending their voices to the titular characters of Lady and Tramp. Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) is playing Lady’s human owner, Jim Dear. Kiersey Clemons will be playing Darling, Jim’s wife. Ashley Jensen will be voicing Jackie, a gender swapped version of Jock the Scottish Terrier.
Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie) is directing the film from a screenplay by Andrew Bujalski. It’s set to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which launches in 2019. Shooting is set to begin shooting in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia in September 2018.
Brown is currently recurring on CBS’s Mom, and recently completed work on the independent film Love & Oatmeal and Jordan Peele’s Weird City.
Disney originally released Lady and the Tramp in 1955 in a story of an American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with an upper-middle-class family. While the owners are away, Aunt Sarah looks after the baby. Her two trouble-making Siamese cats, Si and Am, deliberately mess up the house and trick her into thinking that Lady attacked them, leading to Aunt Sarah taking Lady to a pet shop to get a muzzle. Lady flees and ends up meeting a mongrel known as the Tramp and falling in love.
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