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Janelle Monáe Joins Tessa Thompson in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Reboot

Janelle Monáe added another movie to her résuméThe singer/actress joined the cast of Disney’s live-action  Lady and the Tramp, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The voice cast will be led by her close friend and actress Tessa Thompson, who starred in Monáe’s short film, Dirty Computer, as Lady. Starring alongside the Westworld actress is Justin Theroux as Tramp.

The “Make Me Feel” singer was cast as Peg, the wise-cracking pound dog portrayed initially in the 1955 animated film by iconic jazz singer Peggy Lee.

Monáe will also appear as a Nazi-fighting doll in the film Welcome to Marwen and Harriet, a biopic about iconic Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman.

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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.