Last Thursday, Disney fans were thankful to get a first look at director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King. Now there’s even more reason to be excited as Amy Sedaris has reportedly joined the cast of the highly anticipated film.

  • According to Variety, Amy Sedaris (Strangers with CandyBojack Horseman) will voice a new character not featured in the 1994 animated film.
  • Sedaris will apparently portray an elephant shrew — a small mammal that gets its large name from its long nose.
  • As mentioned, the first teaser for the “live action” The Lion King made a big splash last week, accruing the second most views in a 24 hour period behind only Avengers: Infinity War. 
  • Sedaris joins an already impressive cast that features Donald Glover, Beyonce, the return of James Earl Jones, and many more.
  • Disney’s The Lion King will roar into theatres July 19, 2019.

The Lion King cast

  • Donald Glover as Simba (adult)
  • Beyoncé as Nala (adult)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar
  • James Earl Jones as Mufasa
  • John Kani as Rafiki
  • John Oliver as Zazu
  • Alfre Woodard as Sarabi
  • Billy Eichner as Timon
  • Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari
  • Eric André as Azizi
  • Florence Kasumba Shenzi
 
 

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