Lion King Stars Working on New Live Action Film

While working on the new CGI/Live-Action version of The Lion King, director Jon Favreau posted a picture on Instagram of some of the cast.  Favreau appears alongside Donald Glover (adult Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the photo.

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The director gives no indication of what they were recording in the booth, but the characters do share some memorable scenes in the original, including the song “Hakuna Matata.”

Favreau seems to have found a niche, previously directing the live action/CGI version of Disney’s The Jungle Book.  He has also been working with Disney as in the Avengers franchise in several capacities, as executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films, director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and in front of the camera as Tony Stark’s driver Happy Hogan in the Iron Man and Spiderman movies.  Most recently it was announced that he is creating a live-action  Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, for Disney’s new streaming service.

The Lion King hits theaters in July 2019.

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