🚨Disney's Lady and the Tramp Casts Thomas Mann as Jim Dear🚨 -
Thomas Mann has joined the cast of Disney's live-action Lady and the Tramp remake as Jim Dear, aka. one of Lady's two human owners. The Kong: Skull Island and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl actor's onscreen wife - who is known as simply Darling - will be played by Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Angie Tribeca) in the film. The Mouse House's original 1955 animated classic Lady and the Tramp (an adaptation of the Ward Greene story Happy Dan, The Whistling Dog) is told from the perspective of the eponymous Lady - an American Cocker Spaniel - and her fellow dogs. As a result, the film never reveals the true names of her upper-midle-class owners since, from Lady's point of view, the husband-wife duo only ever refer to one another by their affectionate nicknames, e.g. "Jim Dear" and "Darling". It appears that the live-action re-imagining of the movie will likewise find a way around ever revealing the characters' true names, in keeping with that approach. Variety is reporting that Mann has now joined the live-action Lady and the Tramp cast, which (in addition to the aforementioned Clemons) also includes Tessa Thompson as the voice of Lady and Justin Theroux as the voice of The Tramp. Other now-confirmed cast members here include Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) as Jackie, a gender-swapped version of Lady's Scottish Terrier friend Jock from the 1955 animated film. A voice actor for Jock's companion, the aging bloodhound Trusty, has yet to be cast for the remake.