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Fresh off the back of the live action Jungle Book film, Jon Favreau is turning his hand to another Disney classic and giving us The Lion King with real, growly lions. And the line-up is *Italian chef kiss*, perfect.
Beyoncé, or Mrs Knowles-Carter to those of us who cry when singing her songs after too much wine, has won the coveted role of Nala but it sounds like she was always first choice for Favreau so maybe he really won tbh. Donald Glover is throwing himself back into acting after dropping one of the hottest albums of 2017 by playing Simba, and John Oliver has been perfectly cast as neurotic Red-billed Hornbill Zazu. James Earl Jones is back as Mufasa facing off against Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar and everyone’s favourite animal comedy duo are due to be voiced by Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner.
Did anyone ask for the live action remake? No, they didn’t. But we’re all goddamn going to go and see it and that’s what’s really important. Actual Beyoncé and Childish Gambino singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Yes, yes I can.