Fresh off wins at the Golden Globes, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover has signed on to play Simba in the remake of Disney’s The Lion King, alongside James Earl Jones.
Director Jon Favreau will be at the helm for the remake of the 1994 classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Favreau also directed the live-action version of The Jungle Book, which came out in 2016. His other directorial credits include Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens and Elf.
Glover continues to add to his acting resume. It was recently announced he would be playing Lando Calrissian in a Star Wars spin-off.