Director Jon Favreau has announced the first two cast members for his upcoming reimagining of The Lion King: Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) will play Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa!
After directing the hugely successful Jungle Book adaptation, Jon Favreau will now remake the Disney animated classic The Lion King for a new generation of moviegoers.
Walt Disney Pictures‘ The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, continued its strong run at the box office, dropping just 41% from its opening weekend to take in another $60.8 million in North America over the weekend.
Jon Favreau delivers both an astounding visual marvel and a charming family comedy with this delightful tribute to classic Disney.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, dominated the box office this weekend with a hugely impressive $103.6m domestic opening.
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is an all-new, live-action/CGI epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.
The film stars Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’O and is released in April 2016.