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Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Lion King Remake Casts Its First Stars

Atlanta and Community vet Donald Glover has joined the cast of Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. The actor will voice Simba, the hero of the 1994 animated classic who was voiced by both Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick respectively.

The film's director, Jon Favreau announced Glover's casting over Twitter...

He later revealed the second member of the film's cast - James Earl Jones.

The prolific actor, known by most as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise, will voice Simba's father Mufasa in the upcoming remake. Interestingly, Jones also voiced the character in the animated version of The Lion King...

Favreau is directing with Jeff Nathanson writing. Disney has fast-tracked the film, even as the director has begun developing the sequel to his recent hit The Jungle Book.

When The Lion King was released back in 1994, it would become one of the highest-grossing animated features of all time, ending its box office run with $968.5-Million globally.

Source: Jon Favreau

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