Disney To Release ‘The Lion King (2019)’, Puts Out Trailer (Video)
Picture art of the original Lion King

The Lion King is an upcoming American drama film directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and written by Jeff Nathanson.

According to Hollywood Reporter, the first official trailer for the upcoming movie was released on Thursday night, November 22, 2018 and is projected to hit cinemas in July 2019.

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“Lion King” depicts the struggle of a lion cub, Simba who was challenged by a stiff opposition from his uncle, Scar, in a battle regarding who will rule the animal kingdom.

Plans for a Lion King remake were confirmed in September 2016 following the success of Favreau’s Jungle Book adaptation.

In a related development, the movies which feature the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones and also Nigerian born English actor,  Chiwetel Ejiofor.

41-Year-Old Ejiofor took on the role of Scar, the villainous lion and brother of Mufasa, who seeks to usurp the throne from his brother and ends up teaming up with the hyenas.

The award-winning actor, had received numerous awards and nominations for acting including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award and Primetime Emmy Award.