Live Action Lion King Announces Cast
The full cast for director Jon Favreau’s live action take on Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King.
Favreau said of the project:
“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life.”
The cast is off the charts! Check this out:
Donald Glover as Simba
Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala
James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa
Chietwel Ejiofor as Scar
Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
John Oliver as Zazu
John Kane as Rafiki
Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
Billy Eichner as Timon
Eric Andre as Azizi
Florence Karumba as Shenzi
Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
That amazing list is not all the crazy talent involved in the project. Jeff Nathanson wrote the script based on the 1994 screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton.
Produced by Favreau, Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist, the film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 19, 2019.
PS – for those of you rolling your eyes about a live action Lion King, did you see the show? I did. I am not a girl who goes to shows. Not my thing. This was amazing. I cannot wait to see what they do with this on the big screen: