Disney confirmed in 2016 that it was working on a live-action “reimagining” of The Lion King following the success of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes.
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The amazing cast in full is:
- Donald Glover as Simba
- Beyoncé as Nala
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
- James Earl Jones as Mufasa
- Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
- Billy Eichner as Timon
- John Oliver as Zazu
- Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
- John Kani as Rafiki
- Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
- Florence Kasumba as Shenzi
- Eric Andre as Azizi
- JD McCrary as young Simba