Donald Glover will play Simba in live-action remake of The Lion King

Disney has made a huge kick the last few years to set out to create live-action remakes of their classic films. From flicks such as 2015’s Cinderella, to last year’s Jungle Book, Disney has their eye on the prize, with their latest animated-turned-live-action film debuting next month, Beauty and the Beast. We’ve known for a bit that Jon Favreau was going to helm one of the live-action adaptations, The Lion King, but it looks as though that he’s so excited about the project, he just announced who will play Simba!

On Facebook today, Favreau posted a picture of none other than Donald Glover, with a caption that hints of his casting choice:

I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba

Posted by Jon Favreau on Friday, February 17, 2017

UPDATE:

Favreau also announced who will be playing Mufasa. Any ideas?

Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa

Posted by Jon Favreau on Friday, February 17, 2017

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Facebook

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