Alright, Millennials! If you grew up loving the “The Lion King” – 2019 is the year for you. A new take on Disney’s 1994 classic animated film is coming to the big screen and an all-star cast was just announced. Stars from the film, TV, theater and music are collaborating on the film, which is directed by Jon Favreau.
If you happened to be scrolling Facebook this evening and you’re a fan of the Queen B, Beyoncé, made the BIG announcement that she’s joining the cast as Nala. The live-action movie will bring back the treasured characters we grew to love.
“It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” said Favreau.
There is an award-winning team of artists tapped to bring the African savanna and its animal inhabitants to life. include visual effects supervisor Rob Legato, who conceived the virtual production on “Avatar,” won Academy Awards® for his work on “The Jungle Book,” “Hugo” and “Titanic,” and was nominated for an Oscar® for his work on “Apollo 13.”
I’m not sure about you, but I “just can’t wait” to see the live-action movie! It should bring back #AllTheFeels for me.
“The Lion King” Synopsis
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 idolizes 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 all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.
“The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019