Donald Glover Will Star As Simba In ‘Lion King’ Remake

An upcoming reboot of The Lion King has found its Simba. Donald Glover will lend his voice to the live-action remake of the 1994 Disney animated hit, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.

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Jon Favreau, the film’s director, announced Glover’s new role via social media Friday (Feb. 17).


If you can’t already tell, 2017 is easily a breakout year for Glover. The 33-year-old Golden Globe winner has a hit series on deck, and upcoming role in the heavily anticipated Star Wars prequel, and let’s not forget that he makes music.

A released date for The Lion King has yet to be announced.

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