Beyonce, Donald Glover headline star studded cast of 'The Lion King'

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 04:34PM
Donald Glover will play Simba in "The Lion King." (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
Beyonce will play Nala in "The Lion King." (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Mufasa in "The Lion King." (Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Scar in "The Lion King." (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Alfre Woodard will play Sarabi in "The Lion King." (Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
John Oliver will play Zazu in "The Lion King." (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
John Kani will play Rafiki in "The Lion King." (Gary Van Wyk/Ginkgo Agency/ via Getty Images)
Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa in "The Lion King." (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Billy Eichner will play Timon in "The Lion King." (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Keegan-Michael Key will play Kamari in "The Lion King." (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Eric Andre will play Azizi in "The Lion King." (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Disney has announced the cast of the live-action reboot of The Lion King featuring Beyonce as Nala, Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and James Earl Jones reprising his role of Mufasa.

The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed the live-action version of The Jungle Book.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life," said Favreau via press release.

The all-star cast also includes John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner and Keegan-Michael Key.

The movie is slated for release on July 19, 2019.

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