By Travis Martin
After the success of “The Jungle Book” live-action remake, director Jon Favreau will be directing another live-action Disney tale, “The Lion King.“ Now, via Twitter, Favreau has announced new cast members. Donald Glover will be playing main character Simba, while James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Simba’s father Mufasa.
Jones previously voiced Mufasa in 1994 animated original. Meanwhile, Simba from the original was voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas as a cub and Matthew Broderick as an adult lion.
Jeff Nathanson will be writing the script for the movie, with Favreau, John Bartnicki, and Jeffrey Silver producing. Currently, “The Lion King” has no release date.