Cast announced for live-action 'Lion King'

James Earl Jones is to reprise his role as Mufasa

Director Jon Favreau seems to have all but confirmed the lead actor for his live-action remake for 'The Lion King'.

Details about the live-action 'Lion King' have been extremely sparse up until this point, with Favreau reportedly filming the remake back-to-back with his second 'Jungle Book' film, but no release date has been confirmed.

Favreau tweeted a photo of actor James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated film, with the caption "Looking forward to working with this legend".


Atlanta star and Emmy-award winning actor and rapper Donald Glover is touted to play the heir of the Pridelands, Simba, in the remake.