The Lion King Live-Action Movie Debuts First Trailer (VIDEO)
As most moviegoers likely realize, Disney is currently in the midst of reimagining several of their most beloved animated movies, having already adapted classics such as Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast for live-action. One of the more high-profile adaptations in the works has been that of The Lion King, with significant names being cast for nearly every starring role in the picture.
With The Lion King set to hit theaters next year, Disney has now begun hyping up the film’s release, debuting the first trailer for the festive occasion of Thanksgiving. The footage itself is a sight to behold, presenting a recreation of the film’s memorable opening scene; the animal kingdom gathering for the birth of Simba. Check it out below alongside an official synopsis.
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new ‘The Lion King’ journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.”
Those with working ears might’ve detected James Earl Jones’ iconic voice narrating the trailer, marking the actor’s return to the role of Mufasa. While Jones is back, remaining characters have been filled by well-known names such as Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and the duo of Billy Eicher and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. The Lion King releases in theaters on July 19th, 2019.
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