Assortment initially detailed that Beyonce had the offer for the part prior this year, and now it would seem that the arrangement has shut.
The elegant voice cast additionally incorporates Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (repeating his part from the 1994 unique), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric André as Azizi, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play youthful Simba and youthful Nala, separately.
Favreau, who coordinated “The Jungle Book” for the studio, rudders from a content by Jeff Nathanson, adjusted from the 1994 screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton.
Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, and Karen Gilchrist are creating, with Tom Peitzman and Thomas Schumacher executive delivering, and John Bartnicki co-creating.
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“The Lion King” will hit theaters on July 19, 2019.