Monáe will voice the role of Peg, a wise-cracking friend of Lady’s, voiced by Thompson. Peggy Lee voiced the role of Peg in the original animated film from 1955.
Representatives for Monáe did not immediately reply for comment.
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Charlie Bean is directing the film from a script by Andrew Bujalski. The new “Lady and the Tramp” will be produced by Brigham Taylor, who co-produced the 2016 “Jungle Book” remake for Disney with director Jon Favreau.
The original “Lady and the Tramp” followed an upscale cocker spaniel whose spoiled life is up-ended when her owners have a baby. Finding herself out on the streets,