Lion King remake

English comedian, John Oliver (Last Week Tonight With John Oliver) is the latest to be added to Disney’s upcoming live action remake of The Lion King. He is confirmed to be voicing the loveable bird Zazu.

John Favreau (The Jungle Book, Chef) will take the mammoth take of directing this beloved story. Already signed up for their voice talent will see; Seth Rogen (Knocked Up and Superbad) as Pumbaa, Donald Glover (Community, The Martian and Magic Mike XXL) as Simba, Billy Eichner (Funny or Die) as Timon. Currently rounding off the cast is the legend himself; James Earl Jones, who returns to play Mufasa.

The Lion King is set for a UK release on July 19th, 2019.