Disney announced cast of 'Lion King' remake: Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, John Oliver

Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 19:30:54-04

Disney's re-imagining of its 1994 animated movie, The Lion King, has some major star power behind it.

That's because Disney officially announced the cast on its social media channels Wednesday afternoon.

It includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala and James Earl Jones, who will reprise his role at Mufasa, Simba's father.

Late-night TV host John Oliver will voice Zazu. Seth Rogen will voice Pumbaa and Billy Eichner will play Timon. Alfre Woodard will play Sarabi, Simba's mother, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Scar.

According to Disney, the movie is expected to hit theaters summer 2019.