The cast for the live action “The Lion King” remake is close to completion as Seth Rogen (“Sausage Party,” “Knocked Up”) and Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Streets”) are in talks to play Simba’s BFFs Pumbaa and Timon. In 1994 animation, Nathan Lane voiced the loud-mouth Timon (a meerkat) and Ernie Sabella played the kindhearted Pumba (a warthog).

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Disney has announced a release date of July 19, 2019, for the live action remake (possibly to accommodate Beyoncé?). So far, Donald Glover has been cast as Simba and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa.

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