Following the success of ‘The Lion King’, the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019 will be ‘Lady & the Tramp’.
While most of Disney’s live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming remake is totally unknown. Monte, is a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, who’s spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.
In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he’s friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.
The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film, snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel.
The voice actors who will bring them to life are Justin Theroux, playing Tramp, and Tessa Thompson, as Lady.
Monte will make his film debut when ‘Lady & the Tramp’ releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company’s upcoming streaming service, on November 12th.
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