Disney’s latest live-action MWTPTBG (mess with the potential to be good), The Lion King, is coming together and yesterday, Disney tweeted a picture of the confirmed cast. For a company like Disney, that is a very low-budget community theater-looking cast sheet. Not to mention how confusing it must have been when the real star Beyonce saw it. “Can someone explain why both my picture and name are the same size as everyone else? Oh wait, is this like a Destiny’s Child thing, where I pretend I’m part of a group? Ok, gotcha (wink).”
Ever since The Beauty And The Beast live-action remake shocked everyone by not being a flaming bag of poo, everyone has been tossing around live-action remakes of Disney movies. Lin Manuel-Miranda is supposedly strapping on a scuba tank to bring The Little Mermaid to life, Will Smith signed on to be the genie in the Aladdin remake, and the White House daily press briefing gives us a glimpse as to how Pinocchio is going! But what’s that buzzing you hear coming from the Serengeti? Yup, the Beyhive is taking over Pride Rock. Continue reading
Mufasa lives! Or, rather, Mufasa will live AGAIN, until that catty queen Scar engineers his tragic death in a live-action film, The Lion King.
Director Jon Favreau, fresh off his live-action The Jungle Book, is giving Simba, Pumbaa, Rafiki, and those angel-dusted hyenas the similar treatment (there are no original ideas in Hollywood). Jon revealed the voice-casting of Donald Glover as Simba, and Mufasa himself, James Earl Jones, via Twitter this week.