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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and More Confirmed For Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’
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The Lion King

Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King is already being hailed as one of the most anticipated films of 2019. We saw a small snippet of the live-action take of the animated opening sequence at D23, which pretty much tells us that this will be a visually stunning film. But that was just the beginning.

One of the biggest rumors going around earlier on in the casting process was that Beyoncé Knowles-Carter was going to play Nala. Well, you can put that rumor to rest, as the actress and singer has been confirmed to play her. Along with confirming Beyoncé Disney has also confirmed the rest of the full cast, which can be found below.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King: The Circle Of Life Edition
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The Lion King

The Lion King
The Circle Of Life Edition
Blu-ray | Digital
Walt Disney Signature Collection
Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Screenwriter: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
Cast:
Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings
Distributor: Walt Disney Home Video
Release Date: August 29, 2017

Like a lot of Walt Disney animated films, The Lion King has stood the test of time in its own way. The celebrated piece is a powerful film that has beautiful animation, resonating themes, catchy songs, and plenty of charm to boot. It’s no wonder that it is among our favorite films. Now, The Lion King gets, yet another, re-release in “The Circle Of Life” edition as part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection. Like many of these re-releases, this one is chock full of bonus extras that will have fans fall in love once more and introduce this lovely film to a new generation who may have never seen it before. Check out our review here below.

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‘Luke Cage’ Star Alfre Woodard Joins Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
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Alfre Woodard To Voice Sarabi in The Lion King

Another has been added to the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, with Luke Cage star Alfre Woodard signing on.

Woodard will be voicing the mother of Simba and mate of Mufasa, Sarabi. The character was voiced in the original animated movie by the late Madge Sinclair.

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Live-Action ‘The Lion King’: Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Play Scar
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Scar in Disney's The Lion King

Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King.

If a deal is a reached, Ejiofor would take on the role of Scar, the film’s villain. Scar is the not-so-popular brother of the king, Mufasa, and the uncle to Mufasa’s son and future king, Simba.

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D23 Expo 2017: Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Live-Action Film
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The Lion King

As far as we know, Disney’s upcoming live-action iteration of The Lion King is in the very early stages of development. So early that they are still adding cast members as we speak. However, with the film expected to hit theaters just before the next D23 Expo, director Jon Favreau was kind enough to stop by this year’s D23 to provide a small sample of his vision for the new Lion King. And if you are a fan of the original film and his live-action take on The Jungle Book, then you will be pleased by the description we have to offer.

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‘The Lion King’: John Oliver To Voice Zazu In Disney’s Live-Action Remake
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John Oliver To Voice Zazu In The Lion King

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has joined the cast of The Lion King, Disney’s live-action remake of their animated classic of the same name.

Oliver will voice the role of Zazu, the uptight bird who acts as an advisor to Mufasa. The character was voiced by Rowan Atkinson, better known by some as Mr. Bean, in the original animated movie.

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Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen Cast As Timon and Pumbaa In ‘The Lion King’
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Timon and Pumbaa in The Lion King

Just moments after Disney announced the release date for director Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King, the studio also announced the two actors who will provide the voices of Timon and Pumbaa, the meerkat and warthog duo that help Simba learn about Hakuna Matata.

According to new reports, Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner and This Is The End‘s Seth Rogen will now voice the two. They will be joining the previously announced Donald Glover, who voices Simba, and James Earl Jones, who once again voices Mufasa. Beyonce Knowles is in talks to voice Nala. More on the story below.

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Disney Sets Release Dates For ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ ‘The Lion King,’ More
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Fox isn’t the only one dropping major release dates for their upcoming films.

Disney has now scheduled dates for Star Wars: Episode IX and Indiana Jones 5, as well as The Lion King, some of their upcoming animated films like Frozen 2 and Wreck-It Ralph 2, and more. Check out the dates below.

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‘The Lion King:’ Beyonce Is The Top Choice To Play Nala
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Beyonce Lion King

You have to hand it to these Disney live-action iterations. They really do know how to cast their characters. And for Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King remake, it doesn’t get any better than this one. While nothing is set in stone, reports are saying that Beyonce is the top choice to play Nala.

More on the story below.

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Disney’s ‘The Lion King’: Donald Glover & James Earl Jones To Voice Simba & Mufasa
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Donald Glover joins Lion King

It has only been a few months since Disney announced that Jon Favreau would direct a reimagining of The Lion King. Now they have found the person who will voice Simba, the young cub who will be king. They have also found the voice of his father. Both casting choices could not be more spot on.

According to a new report, Atlanta star Donald Glover will voice Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his voice role as Mufasa. More on the story below.

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