Donald Glover’s 2016 was a strong one with the success of his hit sitcom Atlanta, the release of his third studio album Awaken, My Love and the announcement of his impending role as Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Han Solo Star Wars movie. It’s now been announced that the Atlanta star has been cast as Simba in Disney’s remake of Lion King.
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), it will be a live-action adaption of the 1994 classic, arguably one of Disney’s best animated films. In addition, James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, who also voiced Darth Vader in each Star Wars the villain featured in. The movie is set for release in 2018 which likely means production is already underway.
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