Just hours after Jon Favreau’s The Lion King announced a release date, there is now big casting news related to two comedic actors reportedly joining the project. According to The Wrap, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are in final talks to play Pumbaa and Timon respectively. If the deals go through, they will join Donald Glover and James Earl Jones who have already signed on (meanwhile, there’s still no word on whether that Beyonce casting will come true).
In case you’re wondering where you know these two actors from, Rogen has starred in a number of hit films, including Pineapple Express, This is the End, and Sausage Party. As for Eichner, he had a memorable recurring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and hosts his own show, Billy on the Street, for Tru TV.