John Oliver’s Role In The Live Action Lion King

John Oliver, best known from his talk show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Community, has joined the cast for the live action remake of The Lion King. He will be voicing the character Zazu, who served as majordomo to Mufasa, Scar, and SimbaIt will be directed by Jon Favreau, who has also directed Iron Man and The Jungle Book. The script will be written by Jeff Nathanson.

Above: Zazu from the Lion King
Production reportedly got underway in May and filming is expected to wrap this September. Also joining the voice cast will be Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Seth Rogen as Pumba.

Lion King will be in theatres on July, 19 2019

What do you think about this cast? Do you think you’ll see it?

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