Variety Reports Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic The Lion King.
According to the trade, Sedaris has joined the cast in an original voice role created just for the new film. The comedienne joins Donald Glover who stars as the voice of Simba along with James Earl Jones who returns to voice Simba’s father Mufasa once again. In addition, the film will also feature Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as the voices of Timon the meerkat and Pumbaa the warthog, respectively, with political commentator and comedian John Oliver set to voice the red-billed hornbill Zazu.
The soundtrack is expected to feature original songs from Beyoncé who voices Nala in addition to classic hit songs from the original film. The script has been written by Jeff Nathanson, the writer behind 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and several Steven Spielberg movies including Catch Me If You Can and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King features the voice talents of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa , Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.
The Lion King tells the story of a young cub named Simba, who is manipulated into fleeing the pride lands he was destined to rule after his uncle Scar murders King Mufasa and convinces the prince that he is responsible for his own father’s death. After meeting two eccentric companions and reuniting with childhood friend Nala, an adult Simba finds himself confronted with the choice of remaining in exile or returning home to end the tyrannical rule of Scar and take his rightful place as King.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the remake of The Lion King as we learn it.
Official ‘Captain Marvel’ Promo Art Reveals First Look At Red Suit With Helmet
Previews World has unveiled official Captain Marvel promo that offers a first look at Carol Danvers in her iconic costume with a helmet.
Captain Marvel will make MCU debut in roughly four months and it appears the titular heroine will don more than one version of her costume in the film. Now, recently unveiled framed art prints offer fans their first look at Carol Danvers in her red costume and helmet.
You can check out first photo below and click "Next" to see the rest of the gallery!
The framed art prints will be available on February 27, 2019.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.
Source: Previews World