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

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Donald Glover will play Simba in "The Lion King."
Beyonce will play Nala in "The Lion King."
James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Mufasa in "The Lion King."
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Scar in "The Lion King."
Alfre Woodard will play Sarabi in "The Lion King."
John Oliver will play Zazu in "The Lion King."
John Kani will play Rafiki in "The Lion King."
Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa in "The Lion King."
Billy Eichner will play Timon in "The Lion King."
Keegan-Michael Key will play Kamari in "The Lion King."
Eric Andre will play Azizi in "The Lion King."
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Donald Glover will play Simba in "The Lion King."
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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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