• The Lion King is an upcoming American epic musical drama film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Jeff Nathanson. It is the remake of Disney's 1994 animated film of the same name. The film features an ensemble voice cast that includes Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, James Earl Jones, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Richard Ayoade, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, James Franco, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Pena, J.D. McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph. It is set to be released on July 19, 2019.


  • Chadwick Boseman as Simba, A lion who is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi and the crown prince of the Pride Lands.
    • J.D. McCrary as young Simba
  • Zoe Saldana as Nala , A lioness who is Simba's childhood best friend and future love-interest.
    • Shahadi Wright Joseph as young Nala
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa , Simba's father and the King of the Pride Lands as the film begins.
  • Hugh Jackman as Scar , Mufasa's treacherous younger brother and Simba's uncle who overtakes the throne and seeks to take the mantle of king.
  • Angela Bassett as Sarabi , Mufasa's mate, Simba's mother, and the leader of the lioness hunting party. She is also the Queen of the Pride Lands as the film begins.
  • Richard Ayoade as Zazu , A hornbill who serves as the King of the Pride Lands' Majordomo and Advisor.
  • Morgan Freeman as Rafiki , A wise mandrill who serves as the shaman of the Pride Lands to present newborn cubs of the King and the Queen to the animals of the Pride Lands.
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa , A Naive warthog who is Timon's best friend and one of Simba's adoptive parents.
  • Ryan Reynolds as Timon , A wise-cracking and loyal meerkat who is Pumbaa's best friend and one of Simba's adoptive parents.
  • James Franco as Azizi , an unhinged hysterical hyena who laughs a lot and is one of Scar's henchmen.
  • Tiffany Haddish as Shenzi , The sassy and short-tempered leader of her hyena clan who is one of Scar's henchmen.
  • Michael Pena as Kamari , An aggressive and hot-headed hyena prone to complaining and acting on impulse who is one of Scar's henchmen.


  1. "Circle of Life" - Sung by Morgan Freeman
  2. "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" - Sung by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Richard Ayoade
  3. "Be Prepared" - Sung by Hugh Jackman, James Franco, Tiffany Haddish and Michael Pena
  4. "Hakuna Matata" - Sung by Chadwick Boseman, JD McCrary, Seth Rogen and Ryan Reynolds
  5. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - Sung by Chadwick Boseman, Zoe Saldana, Seth Rogen and Ryan Reynolds
  6. "Circle of Life (Reprise)" - Sung by Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman and Chorus
  1. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (End Title) - Sung by Zoe Saldana


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