All-star cast for Lion King

by TnP Staff
Published: 2 November 2017, 09:39
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Beyoncé Knowles and Donald Glover lead glittering cast

Disney has unveiled a glittering cast for its forthcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.

Popstar Beyoncé Knowles and actor, comedian, rapper and writer Donald Glover will lead the all-star cast as Nala and Simba respectively.

The A-list line-up also includes Seth Rogan as Pumbaa, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Eijofor as villain Scar, and John Oliver as wisecracking Zazu.

Jon Favreau will direct, following on from his hit rendition of The Jungle Book, which grossed $966m at the global box office in 2016. In a statement he said: "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life.

The Lion King is scheduled for to release in cinemas in summer 2019.