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Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Voice Scar In The Lion King

August 3, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
The Lion King

The Wrap reports that Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) is in talks to voice Scar in The Lion King remake. If the deal closes, he’ll join a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and John Oliver as Zazu. Jon Favreau directs from a script by Jeff Nathanson. It will be released on July 19, 2019.

Scar was voiced by Jeremy Irons in the 1994 film. It was rumored that Hugh Jackman would take over for the remake but a representative said there was “absolutely no truth” to that.