The feature will be a revival of the 1955 classic Lady and the Tramp, and it will star two real dogs. However, it is the casting of the male hero that has people fawning.
Last year, Monte was rescued from a kill-shelter by Halo Animal Rescue. The two-year-old mixed-breed was then adopted by Mark Forbes, one of the film's animal trainers.
The loveable Tramp will be voiced by American actor Justin Theroux.
Celebrity dog in our midst! Monte was adopted last year from HALO & originally came from Las Cruces, NM. Monte will be starring as "Tramp" in the new live action Disney movie according to this @People Exclusive https://t.co/d1LgLx9R0H #HALO25yrs #HelpingAnimalsLiveOn pic.twitter.com/u6kaBhgkJM— HALO Animal Rescue (@HALORSQ)August 12, 2019
His love interest, Lady, will be played by a cocker spaniel called Rosie, and voiced by Tessa Thompson.
On Twitter, the canine cast has already been praised for being "good" dogs.
Shelter dog Monte really looks like Tramp from Disney's Classic "Lady and the Tramp"-Rescued by @HALORSQ Monty was adopted by a family in California and now he's starring in the remake live-action film. Movie opens this November #LadyandtheTramp #HaloAnimalRescue @FOX10Phoenix pic.twitter.com/tdYTAZo5Wm— Christine Goodfriend (@GoodfriendC)August 20, 2019
"He's perfect," one person wrote.
Another said: "Meet Monte. Isn't he cute?! I love everything about this."
The human cast also includes A Star is Born actor Sam Elliott as bloodhound Trusty and Extras star Ashley Jensen as Jock.
The character of Peg, originally played by iconic singer Peggy Lee, will be voiced by Janelle Monae.
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Lady and the Tramp will premiere 12 November on Disney's new streaming service Disney+.