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Simba: Donald Glover

He’s the son of Mufasa and heir to the Pride Lands… and in the live-action remake, Simba will be played by none other than Donald Glover. Perhaps best known as Troy Barnes in the NBC sitcom, ‘Community’, he’ll also be starring as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo movie. Yes, he’s really that cool.

Who's who in Disney’s live-action The Lion King

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer

Hakuna Matata!

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ is getting a live-action remake and it’s already sporting a pretty impressive cast. Seth Rogen and Donald Glover will join the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard.

There are even rumours of Beyoncé playing Simba’s love interest Nala.

There’s plenty of fun and vibrant characters in Disney’s animated classic and you can be sure that the odd jaunty musical number will make it into the live action remake.

But do you know who’s Timon and who’s Pumbaa?

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