The Cast For The New Lion King Movie Is Out And They’ve Nailed It

Brilliant casting

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The cast for the remake of The Lion King was released today, and it’s seriously good.

The cast is headlined by Donald Glover — better known as Troy from Community, musician Childish Gambino and Earn from Atlanta — who will play main character Simba, and Beyonce, who will play love interest Nala.

12 Years A Slave and The Martian star Chiwetel Ejiofor plays antagonist Scar, while South African actor John Kani plays wise old Rafiki.

Legendary voice actor James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba’s father Mufasa, while Alfre Woodard takes on the role of Sarabi.

For comedy relief, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are taking on the roles of Timon and Pumbaa, while John Oliver will play the role of royal adviser Zazu, made famous in the original by Rowan Atkinson.

The hyenas will be played by Eric Andre, Keegan-Michael Key, and Florence Kasumba playing the role made famous by Whoopi Goldberg.

 

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The movie will be directed by Jon Favreau of the first two Iron Man movies, and released in 2019.

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