This rescue dog from Monte Phoenix was living at the HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix, Arizona but now he is on his way to become a Disney Star.
Any story that deals with rags to riches is intriguing, to say the least. Such is the case with the rescue dog Monte, who just a year ago was living at the HALO Animal Rescue shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. But now, his stars have aligned. Well, Monte is on his way to Hollywood stardom! The two-year-old good boy has been cast as the Tramp in Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of 'Lady and the Tramp'. As reported by People, Monte was rescued from a kill-shelter in New Mexico by HALO Animal Rescue before he was transferred to an adoption shelter in Phoenix.
Later on, he was adopted by one of the film’s animal trainers called Mark Forbes. As Monte is all set to play the role of Tramp, he will have a talented cocker spaniel called Rose as his onscreen partner Rose. Heather Allen, president, and CEO of HALO was reportedly told Monte was being considered for a top-secret project but she had no idea and was just excited he was going to a good home, reported by Comicbook. Thankfully, the project turned out to be an awesome one for everyone.
Speaking to AZCentral, Allen said, "He was adopted from us in April of 2018, and we knew that the people that were meeting with him were considering him to be a Hollywood star, but we didn’t know for what, because it was top secret. We knew he had the potential to become a Hollywood dog [because] when he arrived at the shelter he was super friendly, he greets people right away, he gives kisses, he loves attention, he knows ‘sit’ and he knows how to walk well on a leash."
A 2-year-old rescue terrier named Monte is living a true rags-to-riches story. He will star as Tramp in Disney's live-action remake of the puppy love story! https://t.co/kfZEVl1QOo— WTHR.com (@WTHRcom) 21 August 2019
The remake of this classic 1995 movie will see Justin Theroux lend his vocal talents to Tramp while Tessa Thompson will voice Lady. The movie will be available on Disney+ from November 12, 2019.