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Disney announces 'The Lion King' cast with Donald Glover and Beyonce

Disney had announced final casting for the live action version of "The Lion King." Donald Glover and Beyonce will star as Simba and Nayla. 

The star-studded voice cast also includes James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role from the 1994 original), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric André as Azizi, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play young Simba and young Nala, respectively.

The company made the official announcement this week on Twitter. 

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