Disney’s Lady and The Tramp remake has cast its first role! Ashley Jensen is tapped to voice the role of Scottish Terrier Jackie, originally known as Jock, in the film for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. This supporting character is a loyal friend to Lady.
Jensen’s other credits include an Emmy nomination for her role in BBC-HBO series Extras and regular appearances on ABC’s Ugly Betty. You may have also seen her in the recent Amazon original Catastrophe. When it comes to the big screen her resume includes The Lobster and Hysteria as well as supporting roles in major family movies including Gnomeo & Juliet, The Pirates! Band Of Misfits and Arthur Christmas.
Hopefully, we will have more casting information soon as Disney is in the process of filling lead and supporting roles for the movie, which could potentially go into production later this year.
It was recently announced by Disney that Charlie Bean, director of The Lego Ninjango Movie would be taking the reins of this live-action/CG hybrid update of the animated classic.
The script for the new live-action/CG adaptation was written by Andrew Bujalski and Brigham Taylor is producing.
This film will not have a theatrical release, but rather will be a feature film for the upcoming Disney streaming service set to launch next year.
This is one of my favorite animated Disney films and I really cannot wait to see this new version. And I’m even more excited now that casting information is being announced!
The live-action remakes of animated Disney classics have been hugely successful. It makes sense that Disney will continue to purse live-action versions of their most beloved films. Let’s take a look at upcoming Disney live-action films!
There is also talk of not one, but two, live-action films inspired by the classic, Peter Pan. Tink, which would focus on our favorite Pixie has been in development for a while now. While Elizabeth Banks was once attached to it, now it looks like Reese Witherspoon is set to star. And it looks like David Lowery will be taking the reins and creating a live-action adventure movie of Peter Pan – sounds, well, exciting, right?!
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