Movie Finds Actors for Simba and Mufasa

Walt Disney Studios has announced that James Earl Jones and Donald Glover have joined the cast of their live-action version of "The Lion King".

James Earl Jones as Mufasa is a flawless fit as well as he voiced the original movie.

Donald Glover is about the same age as Matthew Broderick was when the original was released and like Broderick, we know Glover is capable of switching effortlessly between light comedy and weightier drama when needed as is evident in his FX show, Atlanta.

Not only that, but it looks like Favreau is going to keep the CGI "live action" film as close to it's original, animated version as possible.

Glover's reboot role in the Lion King is not the first for him though, as he is also reprising Lando Calrissian's role in the "Han Solo Star Wars" movie, also a Disney franchise.

Director Jon Favreau announced the casting of the two men as voice actors.

Additional films that succeeded the strategy are the 2015 "Cinderella" garnering $543 million, and the "The Jungle Book" as their lead with over $966 million earnings. He's even going so far as to have some of the songs that are part of the original soundtrack, so be ready to sing "Just Can't Wait to be King" as loud as you did when you were a child.

Of course, we're thrilled to see James Earl Jones back as Mufasa and Glover as Simba is a great choice as well.

The remake of the animated classic Lion King was announced by Disney as early as September previous year, and fans have shown their excitement for new updates on the movie since then. The filmmaker recently revealed the first two actors joining the film's cast, and much like the voice cast for The Jungle Book, the studio is looking to some familiar faces (and voices) to bring the story to life.

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