Excited For The Lion King Adaptation? Here’re Some Important Updates On The Project
Originally directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, Walt Disney Pictures’ much loved animated epic musical movie The Lion King (1994) is all set for a remake, and fans seem extremely excited to see a much better and technically improved version of the classic movie which has found love from all age groups and classes over the years. Renowned filmmaker Jon Favreau, who helmed Disney’s The Jungle Book, which had shattered scores of records on its release in 2016, has been entrusted with the responsibility of calling the shots.
Here are some interesting project and cast details which you definitely need to know before the movie enters cinemas in 2019.
The Lion King remake was planned by Disney in 2016, right after the colossal success of The Jungle Book at the worldwide box-office. The script has been written by award-winning screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote Tower Heist (2011) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), along with Brenda Chapman. Apart from directing the film, Favreau will co-produce it along with Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist. The entire team is psyched up about the project and is gearing up to begin the production soon.
Now, talking about the casting of the film, The Lion King adaptation boasts of an impressive voice cast. It stars Donald Glover and Beyonce in the lead roles. Donald Glover plays Simba, the lion crown prince and protagonist of the movie. Beyonce, on the other hand, has been roped in to lend her voice to Nala, the fierce lioness and Simba’s childhood friend who now loves him.
According to a premier Hollywood entertainment portal, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard and John Oliver have also joined the ensemble cast of the movie. The Lion King adaptation is scheduled for its theatrical bow on July 19, 2019, in the United States.