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Disney announces cast for The Lion King live-action adaptation

by Danny Zepeda | November 5, 2017November 5, 2017 10:00 am PST

Disney has unveiled the voice cast for its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King.

The voice cast is loaded with big-time names, including Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen. Donald Glover will voice Simba, Beyonce will voice Nala and Chiwetel Ejiofor will voice the villainous Scar. James Earl Jones is also returning to reprise his role of Mufasa, which he voiced in the animated version.

Disney unveiled the entire cast via Twitter with an emoji-riddled caption.

The Lion King is the latest live-action movie Disney is adapting from its vault of classic animated movies. The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Beauty and Beast were the first three, and each was a huge financial hit with Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast surpassing the $1 billion mark.

The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreu will direct the project.

The live-action adaptation of The Lion King is scheduled to be release July 19, 2019.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...