Donald Glover Cast As Simba In Live Action ‘Lion King’
Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has been cast as Simba in the live action remake of Disney’s “The Lion King.” Playing Mufasa will be James Earl Jones (who voiced the role in the hit movie).
Director Jon Favreau made the announcement on Friday on Twitter. No other details were given.
Donald Glover’s stock is finally rising. It’s his time. He would have been a perfect Spider-Man, but this along with his role as young Lando Calrissian in the stand alone Han Solo movie should get him more high profile roles in the future.
— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 18, 2017
Live action “Lion King” – I have no idea how that’s going to work.