In a whole new turn of events, Disney has now released their very first teaser trailer for the upcoming The Lion King movie. This had been released during the FOX NFL broadcast of the Dallas and Washington football game.
The Lion King is only one of the 3 Disney movies that are now getting a live-action remake in the year, 2019. Dumbo, which is being directed by Tim Burton will release by March, and this will be followed by Guy Ritchie’s movie, Aladdin that will release in May. The Lion King is all set to release by July.
Jon Favreau will helm the movie, The Lion King, after having directed the very successful, live-action The Jungle Book. Like his debut live-action Disney movie, Favreau’s The Lion King will be using CGI to bring to life the entire animal cast.
The actor, Donald Glover will star as the character, Simba, the orphaned cub who returns to his home, Pride Rock to take back his place as king. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will bring Simba’s love interest, Nala, to life and while Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the role of Scar. Billy Eicher and Seth Rogen will voice Simba’s friends, companions Timon and Pumbaa.
The Lion King will star the following voice actors and actresses-John Oliver, Alfre Woodard, Eric Andre, John Kani, Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCray. James Earl Jones will be reprising the role of Mufasa.
This is official synopsis for The Lion King movie:
“From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.”
The Lion King will release on July 19, 2019.