With production officially underway on ‘The Lion King’ prequel, the Disney blockbuster’s anchoring stars have been unveiled.
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Moments ago, it was announced that Aaron Pierre and Kelvin Harrison Jr. have been tapped to star in the Barry Jenkins production.
Pierre (pictured above left) will play Mufasa. He recently earned rave reviews for his performance in Amazon Prime’s ‘The Underground Railroad’ – which was also directed by Jenkins.
Fresh from wowing in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Harrison Jr. (pictured above right) will take on the role of Taka.
Word is that a number of big names are also set to appear in the film.
As reported, the live-action adventure will delve deep into a brand new backstory of ‘The Lion King’ – which chronicles the events that preceded the narrative folk came to know and love.
Much like the 2019 remake, which was led by Donald Glover and Beyonce and grossed $1.6 billion at the global box office, the prequel will adopt photorealistic technology.
Hans Zimmer is back on board to score the film, while Pharrell Williams has been enlisted to helm the soundtrack.
We’re so amped for this!
The 2019 ‘Lion King’ was breathtaking, but we’re almost more drawn to the notion of an all-new story. The potential is endless and this really possesses the potential to add an incredible new layer to this iconic franchise.