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'Lion King' Casts John Kani and Alfre Woodard For Its Remake

by Emily Joy Custodio   Aug 8, 2017 07:03 AM EDT

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"Lion King" Remake on 2019 has almost filled up its casts as it adds up two more talented voices to give spirit to the musical drama film. Walt Disney pictures will have Jon Favreau to direct and co-produce the computer-animated film which gives life to all-time favorites like Simba. The story was written by "Catch Me If You Can" Jeff Nathanson have already starred Donald Glover as the voice of Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and John Oliver as Zazu.

In a report from GameSpot, two more film stars are to join as the voices of Rafiki, the baboon will be done by "Captain America: Civil War's" John Kani and Simba's mother, Sarabi by "Luke Cage" Alfre Woodard.If some news will do materialize, Beyonce will seal the deal as Nala, making the 1994 hit animated film another blockbuster to watch out for. The first Lion King film of Walt Disney has earned a whopping $968 million making it the seventh-highest-grossing animated film of all time.

From its original soundtrack alone, the 1994 Lion King film received Academy awards for its original song "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and for its original score by Hans Zimmer. With the remake by Jon Favreau, The Wrap reports how excited "The Break-up" actor-director was when Disney D23 presentation showed last month the introduction to his movie with the background music of "Circle of Life". Similarities from Favreau'sshort presentation of Lion King Remake and "The Jungle Book" that earned award recognition for Best Visual Effects in Oscars was vivid from last month's short video.

Using the idea of CGI animals from Jon Favreau, Lion King Remake will enhance the realistic imaging for its viewers, and will once again catch the hearts for all ages. The combination of talented actors and the superb skill of the production will surely make Lion King remake a success as it returns to the big screen on June 2019.

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