Donald Glover has been cast in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” He will join legendary actor, James Earl Jones. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced. Director Jon Favreau broke the news on Twitter.
He currently stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he also created. He has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming, untitled standalone Han Solo Star Wars movie. He will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming; and is climbing the charts with his adult urban hit, “Redbone”, under his musical pseudonym, “Childish Gambino”.