Feb 20, 2017 09:17 AM EST

James Earl Jones and Donald Glover Join Disney's The Lion King

James Earl Jones and Donald Glover Join Disney's The Lion King
Walt Disney Studios has announced that James Earl Jones and Donald Glover have joined the cast of their live-action version of "The Lion King". Donald Glover will voice adult Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise the role of Mufasa, which he made famous in the 1994 animated film. 

The film is being directed by Jon Favreau, and is the next in a series of films that will bring a fresh, live action take to one of their classics.  Favreau recently worked on the Oscar Nominated hit "The Jungle Book", using groundbreaking technology bring the story to photorealistic life. 

Favreau took to social media, posting a photo of Jones, commenting "Looking forward to working with this legend" and posted a photo of Glover with the caption, "I just can't wait to be king."

Other live action versions of their films include "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Maleficent".

No release date for the film has been announced. 
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