Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner Join Live-Action 'Lion King'

Disney also announces the official release date for the upcoming Jon Favreau-directed remake of the Simba saga.

AceShowbiz - The upcoming new take on "The Lion King (2019)" has added two members to its ensemble. The Wrap learns that Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner are in talks to play the beloved warthog Pumbaa and his street meerkat pal Timon in the live-action movie.

Pumbaa and Timon are famous for their phrase "hakuna matata" in the original adaptation. It was a Swahili phrase that translates to "no worries." The characters were originated by Nathan Lane and got their own animated TV series on Disney.

The remake is scheduled by the Mouse House to make its out across the United States on July 19, 2019. Donald Glover is tapped for the lead role of Simba and James Earl Jones will play his father Musafa. Jon Favreau is attached to sit behind the lens.

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