John Oliver Cast as Zazu in Upcoming “Lion King” Film

After already casting comedic actors Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, and Seth Rogen for the upcoming Lion King remake (alongside James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa), another funny man has reportedly joined the project: Last Week Tonight host John Oliver. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Daily Show correspondent will voice Zazu in the Jon Favreau-directed film. If you’ll recall, Rowan Atkinson — better known as Mr. Bean — performed the voice of Mufasa’s assistant and Simba’s keeper in the original animated film.

Disney’s The Lion King is set to be released July 19th, 2019.