CHIWETEL EJIOFOR IS IN TALKS TO VOICE SCAR.
Alfre Woodard and John Kani are the latest additions to the CG-animated musical Disney Lion King reboot. They will voice Sarabi (Simba’s mom) and Rafiki respectively. Not only that, Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to voice the villain, Scar.
The upcoming movie already has Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), and John Oliver (Zazu). Directing the film is Jon Favreau (Jungle Book, Avengers: Age of Ultron). Written by Jeff Nathanson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) . Favreau and Jeffrey Silver are producing. Lion King is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
The film has a release date of July 19, 2019.
Source: Tracking Board