The New Live-Action Lion King Cast Gets Star-Studded Reveal
Fans anticipating who might be among the Lion King cast in the coming live-action remake needn’t wait any longer. Disney has announced a star-studded cast for their 2019 update of the 1994 classic. It had been revealed before that Donald Glover would play Simba and James Earl Jones would be reprising his role as Mufasa; now the full cast has been unveiled.
Among the Lion King cast is Beyonce, now confirmed as Nala and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar. John Oliver will be voicing Zazu, and Timon and Pumbaa will be making their live-action debut voiced by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan. John Kani will voice the staff-wielding Rafiki and the lineup will be joined by a host of other excellent actors and actresses. See the announced list below:
The announcement for the Lion King cast came on Twitter, and it is already promising to be an awesome remake. The new story is written by Jeff Nathanson, who wrote Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Catch Me If You Can. In the directors’ seat is none other than Jon Favreau, known for his many acting roles and his direction in Iron Man and The Jungle Book.
The remake is set to release in the summer of 2019, marking the 25th anniversary of the original film. Lion King grossed over $968 million at the box office and won both Grammy and Academy awards for everything that went into the film. With the new Lion King cast, the film is likely to have just as many accolades, if not more.
How does the live-action Lion King cast stack up compared to the original? Do you think it will be a better film than the animated one? Join in on the conversation in the comments section below! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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