The light is touching the upcoming “Lion King” prequel as the stars for the Disney feature have been revealed. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” star Kelvin Harrison Jr. and “The Underground Railroad” star Aaron Pierre will lead the voice cast, playing Mufasa and Taka (a.k.a. Scar), respectively!!
Barry Jenkins will direct the anticipated feature, which will “further explore the mythology of the iconic characters, including Mufasa’s origin story.” The untitled prequel will reportedly continue with the photorealistic animation technology that director Jon Favreau used in the blockbuster 2019 update. The original film grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide during its theatrical run, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Jeff Nathanson, who scripted the last installment, will return. Additionally, Disney revealed that music will be coming from Hans Zimmer, Pharrell, and Nicholas Britell (“Succession”). Sarah Finn was the casting director for the first film.