Donald Glover Cast In Live Lion King Remake
Donald Glover will play Simba in the upcoming live-action remake of the The Lion King. He joins James Earl Jones, who voiced Mustafa in the original.
“I just can’t wait to be king #Simba,” tweeted director Jon Favreau, along with a picture of the Golden Globe-winning Atlanta star. He later said he “can’t wait to work with [the] legend” Jones.
Presumably the film will be a mix of real animals and CGI animation, like Favreau’s hit remake of The Jungle Book. After the success of the that film, as well as live-action remakes of Snow White (as Maleficent), and Cinderella, the studio has fast-tracked films like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and a Jungle Book sequel.