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Beyonce, James Earl Jones set for live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’

Beyonce, actor James Earl Jones and comedian John Oliver are joining the cast of Walt Disney’s new live-action film version of the “The Lion King”, the studio said. Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie follows the storyline of the 1994 animated film, in which a young lion named Simba grows up on the African savanna after his uncle Scar conspires to ursurp his father Mufasa’s place as king. Jones reprises his role as Mufasa, while the young Simba is voiced by Donald Glover, who recently starred in “Solo: A Star Wars…

Disney announces live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’

LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Studios is teaming up with director Jon Favreau for a live-action remake of "The Lion King," one of the most successful animated movies in history, the company said Wednesday. The production will build on Disney's lucrative success reimagining its classics for contemporary audiences in films such as "Maleficent," "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book." "We can officially confirm that the Walt Disney Studios and director Jon Favreau are putting a new reimagining of 'The Lion King' on the fast track to…