A little over a week ago it was reported that Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid remake is considering casting actors of color for some roles. Well now that is not the only live-action remake in development looking to cast people of color.
We have learned that Disney is looking to cast people of color for their live-action Lady And The Tramp remake. The studio ideally wants to cast POC in the roles of the title characters Lady and Tramp. With VO work to get started on this month, expect some casting announcements very soon.
Lady And The Tramp is expected to begin shooting September 10, 2018 in Atlanta and Los Angeles and should wrap this fall per Omega Underground. The film is expected to have a budget of over $80 million, as it will be a CGI/live-action hybrid.
The film will be directed by The LEGO Ninjago helmer Charlie Bean, and written by Andrew Bujalski (Beeswax). Diane Sabatini (Nocturnal Animals) and Brigham Taylor (Christopher Robin) are on board as producers. The film is expected to be ready for Disney’s streaming service coming in sometime in fall 2019.
Lady And The Tramp isn’t the only remake expected to debut on Disney’s streaming service. The studio is also expected to have their live-action remake of Sword In The Stone debut on the service as well. Other films Disney is planning for the service are Noelle starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, as well as Stargirl, Timmy Failure, 3 Men And A Baby, and Flora and Ulysses.