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Jon Favreau 'Moved' By James Earl Jones

Jon Favreau found it ''moving and surreal'' hearing James Earl Jones record his vocals for 'The Lion King'.The 88-year-old actor voiced Mufasa in the original animated film and the director of the upcoming live action...

Jermaine Fowler Joins Coming To America 2

Jermaine Fowler has joined the cast of 'Coming To America 2'.The 31-year-old actor - who is best known for his lead role on the CBS television series 'Superior Donuts' is on board to starring an...

Coming To America 2 To Be Released In August 2020

'Coming to America 2' will be released in August 2020.The hotly-anticipated sequel to 1988's 'Coming to America' has been given an official release date of August 7, 2020, exciting Eddie Murphy fans everywhere.Murphy has been...

Amy Sedaris To Voice New Character In The Lion King

Comedian Amy Sedaris is set to voice a completely new character in Disney's live-action remake of 'The Lion King'. According to Variety, the 57-year-old American actress will play an elephant shrew, who is an original...

Seth Rogen Got Vocal Coaching From Pharrell Williams For Lion King

Seth Rogen's 'The Lion King' vocal coach was Pharrell Williams.The 35-year-old actor gives lovable warthog Pumba his voice in the upcoming remake of the 1994 Disney animated classic but readily admits he isn't the best...

Darth Vader Named Greatest Movie Villain Of All Time

Darth Vader has been voted the greatest movie villain of all time.The iconic Sith Lord first debuted in 'Star Wars: A New Hope' back in 1977 and since then, he has become one of the...

Beyonce Set To Re-record Lion King Songs

Beyonce is set to re-record some of the hit songs from 'The Lion King'.The 36-year-old 'Halo' hitmaker joined the cast of the upcoming live-action remake of the Disney animated classic as Nala - the love...

Beyoncé Confirms Lion King Role

Beyoncé has confirmed she will voice Nala in 'The Lion King'.The 'Formation' hitmaker is set to join the cast of the Disney live-action remake alongside Donald Glover - who will voice Simba - and Chiwetel...

Alfre Woodard And John Kani To Star In The Lion King

Alfre Woodard and John Kani have joined the cast of 'The Lion King'.Woodard, 64, will play Simba's mother Sarabi and Kani, 73, will be taking on the role of the wise baboon Rafiki, who advises...

Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Play Scar In The Lion King Reboot

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to play Scar in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now the...

John Oliver To Play Zazu In The Lion King Remake

John Oliver will provide the voice of Zazu in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and now it...

Bette Midler Bags Leading Actress In A Musical Gong At 71st Tony Awards

Bette Midler has been crowned Leading Actress in a Musical at the 71st Tony Awards. The 71-year-old actress was honoured with the prestigious gong for portraying the lead role as Dolly Gallagher in the Broadway...

James Earl Jones To Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award

James Earl Jones is to receive a special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in theatre.The 86-year-old actor - whose career has spanned over 60 years - is set to be honoured at the 71st Annual...

Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner Are Lion King's Timon And Pumbaa

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner have been cast to play Timon and Pumbaa in 'The Lion King' remake.Disney are rebooting the beloved 1994 animated movie with 'Jungle Book' filmmaker Jon Favreau helming the project and...

Jon Favreau Goes Swimming With His Kids If His Films Flop

Jon Favreau goes swimming with his kids if one of his films is a flop.The 50-year-old actor-and-director's last project was working on the remake of Disney classic 'The Jungle Book', a critical and box office...

Beyonce For The Lion King?

Beyonce is the preferred choice to play Nala in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.Director Jon Favreau is reportedly keen to secure the 'Formation' singer for the role in the upcoming movie and the...

Donald Glover To Play Simba In The Lion King Remake

Glover will portray Simba and Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa in Jon Favreau's revamp. The Jungle Book director announced the casting news via Twitter on Friday (17Feb17). Under a...

Donald Glover Cast In Lion King Remake

Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in 'The Lion King' remake.The 33-year-old actor and rapper - who will also star in the upcoming Han Solo 'Star Wars' spin-off - has been cast as the...

Cecilia Hart, Wife Of James Earl Jones, Dies Age 68

Hart passed away on 16 October (16) after a one-year battle with ovarian cancer, People.com reports. She and Jones met on the set of the Steven Bochco police drama series Paris...

Director Gordon Davidson Dies At 83

The filmmaker passed away on Sunday (02Oct16). Davidson began running the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1967 and went on to direct several stage shows, including The Trial of the...

Darth Vader Makes Star Wars Return

Darth Vader's Star Wars return has officially been confirmed in a new trailer. The Sith lord, voiced by James Earl Jones, makes a very brief appearance at the end of a two-minute trailer for the...

J.j. Abrams Wants Knights Of Ren Movie

J.J. Abrams would love to see a Knights of Ren 'Star Wars' anthology movie made. The 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director is pleased to see Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has given the go ahead...

New Details Are Revealed About Darth Vader's Role In 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Anticipation for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reached new heights this week, when the first real details about the film were revealed by Entertainment Weekly. The biggest news to emerge was that it will...

James Earl Jones: 'I Have Been A Diabetic For 20 Years'

Beloved actor James Earl Jones has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, to launch a new online campaign aimed at helping fellow diabetics manage the condition - and that...

Actor Humbert Allen Astredo Dies At 86

The Dark Shadows star passed away on 19 February (16). Astredo began his career as a theatre actor and made his Broadway debut in the role of Cassio in Othello, opposite...

Anthony Anderson Starstruck After Meeting Idol James Earl Jones

The Transformers star ran into the Hollywood veteran at a hotel in 2000 and, in a bid to make himself seem more interesting, he grabbed a newspaper to read in front of Jones....

Broadway Producer Don Gregory Dies

Gregory passed away from a stroke on Tuesday (10Nov15) at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, his son, U.S. newsman David Gregory confirmed to The New York Times. Gregory began recruiting celebrities...

Broadway Stars James Earl Jones And Cicely Tyson Want Opening Applause To Stop

The veteran actors have reunited for a new production of The Gin Game, 49 years after they last appeared together on the Great White Way in a 1966 production of A Hand Is...

James Earl Jones And Cicely Tyson Book First Broadway Reunion In 49 Years

The stars will follow in the footsteps of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who originated the roles in the Pulitzer Prize-winning D.L. Coburn play in 1977, and Charles Durning and Julie Harris, who...

James Earl Jones To Be Honoured At American Theatre Wing Gala

Veteran actor James Earl Jones will be feted for his contributions to the stage at the American Theatre Wing gala next year (15).The Star Wars star will be the guest of honour at the annual...

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