WHO’S IN IT?
Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story), JD McCrary (Little), Seth Rogen (Long Shot), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Alfre Woodard (Passion Fish), Billy Eichner (Bad Neighbours 2), John Kani (Black Panther), John Oliver (Wonder Park), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (Dreamgirls), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Us), James Earl Jones (Conan the Barbarian), Florence Kasumba (Black Panther), Eric Andre (Rough Night), Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4), Amy Sedaris (Puss in Boots)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book), director, producer; Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can), writer; Karen Gilchrist (Chef) and Jeffrey Silver (TRON: Legacy), producers; Hans Zimmer (Inception), composer; Caleb Deschanel (The Black Stallion), cinematographer; Adam Gerstel (Transformers: The Last Night) and Mark Livolsi (Saving Mr. Banks), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young lion cub Simba (McCrary) is destined to become the new king of Pride Rock, following in the footsteps of his father Mufasa (Jones), but when he is murdered by his treacherous brother Scar (Ejiofor) Simba runs away from his kingdom and falls under the mentorship of meerkat and warthog friends Timon (Eichner) and Pumbaa (Rogen). As he grows up, Simba (Glover) must learn to take responsibility and take his place as the rightful king…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jon Favreau painstakingly recreates the beloved Disney movie with cutting-edge photorealistic CGI and an all-star voice cast to lend new vocals to some truly timeless characters and songs.