The Lion King (2019 movie)

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The Lion King is an upcoming American musical drama movie directed and produced by Jon Favreau.[1] It is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and written by Jeff Nathanson. It is a remake of Disney's 1994 animated movie of the same name.

It stars the voices of Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Kani, John Oliver, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Amy Sedaris and Alfre Woodard with Keegan-Michael Key.[2][3]

Hans Zimmer will compose the movie score with an original song by Elton John.[4]

Much of the main cast signed on in early-2017. Filming of the movie began that summer at a movie studio in Los Angeles.[5] The movie is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2019, the 25th anniversary of the animated classic.[6]

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  1. "Disney and Jon Favreau Joining Forces on "The Lion King"". The Walt Disney Company. September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  2. Galuppo, Mia (August 7, 2017). "Alfre Woodard Joins Disney's 'The Lion King' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  3. Gonzalez, Umberto; Verhoeven, Beatrice (August 7, 2017). "'Lion King' Rafiki Casting: John Kani, 'Civil War' Star, to Play Wise Baboon (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  4. "Elton John will make millions with live-action remake of The Lion King". New York Daily News. November 28, 2017. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. Lammers, Timothy (March 18, 2017). "Disney's Live-Action The Lion King Starts Production This Summer". Screen Rant. Retrieved March 18, 2017.
  6. Lesnick, Silas (April 25, 2017). "Disney Movie Release Schedule Gets a Major Update". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 25, 2017.

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