Disney is doing a gender-bending Lady and the Tramp remake

Time to break out Tom Hiddleston's spag bol recipe.

This is the night, such a beautiful night, that we find out Disney’s back to rebooting old classics. Following the success of films like Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast, they’ll be moving away from their princess tales and back into animal territory with a new version of Lady and the Tramp.

You won’t be able to see it cinemas however, as it turns out it’s going to be shown exclusively on the latest threat to Netflix – Disney’s own dedicated streaming service set to launch next year. (Hence why a lot of your animated favourites have mysteriously disappeared from Netflix’s catalogue.)

A couple of names you’ll recognise have recently signed on for the canine classic, with Justin Theroux following in the pawprints of Larry Roberts as the lovable scrap Tramp.

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While the story seems to be staying pretty faithful to the original tale, the new film will be taking one gender-bending liberty. Jock, the sassy Scottish terrier, will now be Jackie and Ashley Jensen from Ugly Betty has signed on to play the role.

There’s no word yet on who’s going to play Lady, however her owner Darling has been cast with Kiersey Clemons stepping up to the plate.

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If you’re feeling a little apprehensive about the movie remake, it’s in pretty good hands as Brigham Taylor, one of the people involved with The Jungle Book, will be producing the project. If Lady and the Tramp winds up being half as good as Jon Favreau’s take on the Rudyard Kipling classic, we’re here for it.

That said though, we do wonder when Disney’s going to run out of films to remake. They’ve already either released or are planning to make Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Mulan, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh and more.

Here’s hoping they take a bit of time out of their nostalgia trip to come up with a handful of fresh new Disney classics – we’re always keen on a new character to fall in love with.

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