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Donald Glover continues to make moves in Hollywood. Just a few months after being cast as a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spinoff (which recently began filming), the Atlanta creator has been tapped for Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of The Lion King.

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Glover will voice the beloved protagonist, Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role of Simba’s father, Mufasa. In similar fashion to last year’s The Jungle Book, Favreau’s adaptation will utilize CGI technology and green screen to bring the classic Disney film into the 21st century.

Favreau, who confirmed the news on Twitter, first met Glover at The Hollywood Reporter‘s roundtable conversation in December. “By the way, full disclosure: I see your face every day when I wake up my 15-year-old son because on his door is a portrait of you,” Favreau told Glover.


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