Janelle Monae is joining Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp.
She joins a voice cast that will be led by Tessa Thompson as Lady and Justin Theroux as Tramp. Ashley Jensen is set to play Scottish Terrier Jackie, while Doctor Strange star Benedict Wong has been cast to voice English bulldog Bull.
Kiersey Clemons and Thomas Mann will play the human stars as Darlin and Jim Dear.
Monae will play Peg, the wise-cracking pound dog voiced in the original animation by Peggy Lee.
Lego Ninjago Movie filmmaker Charlie Bean is directing the remake, which is expected to debut on Disney’s upcoming digital streaming service, launching in 2019. Andrew Bujalski wrote the script. Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier are overseeing for Disney.
This story was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.