Donald Glover, James Earl Jones Cast in Disney’s “Lion King”

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones Cast in Disney's "Lion King"

Donald Glover

Donald Glover, James Earl Jones Cast in “Lion King”

Donald Glover has been cast in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” He will join legendary actor, James Earl Jones. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced. Director Jon Favreau broke the news on Twitter.

Donald Glover

Glover is an actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, rapper, singer, and songwriter. As a recording artist, he usually performs under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ.

He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and, with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age of 23 to become a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He later played college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community.

Donald Glover, James Earl Jones Cast in Disney's "Lion King"

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He currently stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he also created. He has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming, untitled standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie. He will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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