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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...

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...

John Barrowman Wants Disney Role

John Barrowman would ''love'' to do a Disney live-action movie.The 50-year-old actor has admitted he's a fan of the recent trend of remaking classic animated Disney films in a live-action format - such as the...

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...

Beyonce The Top Choice To Provide Voice For Nala In 'The Lion King' Re-make

The live-action re-boot of Disney’s smash hit The Lion King is in the process of assembling a truly star-studded cast, with new reports suggesting that director Jon Favreau is lining up the one and only...

The Jungle Book Wins Top Honour At Visual Effects Society Awards

The 2016 remake, which features computer-generated animals and landscapes alongside a real actor playing Mowgli, was awarded Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature at the annual ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton...

Scarlett Johansson Wants To Play A Disney Princess

Scarlett Johansson wants to play a Disney princess.The 32-year-old actress - who shares two-year-old daughter Rose with her husband Romain Dauriac - revealed she has the same dream as her daughter: to become a Disney...

Chris Evans: 'Stop Energising Lies, Donald Trump!'

The businessman turned politician, who beat Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, caused controversy on Sunday (27Nov16) when he labelled his political rival "sad" and tweeted: "In addition to winning the Electoral...

Jon Favreau To Receive The Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award

The brains behind Iron Man and this year's (16) The Jungle Book will be feted at the 53rd annual CAS Awards in February (17) in Los Angeles. "Jon has been a...

Disney Confirms Mulan Remake

Disney has confirmed a live-action version of 'Mulan' will be released in 2018. The original 1998 movie - which starred Ming-Na Wen as titular character Fa Mulan and Eddie Murphy as small dragon Mushu -...

Disney Announces 'The Lion King' Remake With Director Jon Favreau

Fairly predictably, Walt Disney Studios are bringing out a modern remake of 'The Lion King' with Jon Favreau as director. Just like 'The Jungle Book', it will feature songs from the original 1994 animated film....

Jon Favreau To Direct New Lion King Film

After the success of his remake of The Jungle Book earlier this year (16), bosses at the studio confirmed on Thursday (28Sep16) that Jon will also take the reins on the reimagining...

Jon Favreau Bringing Back Happy Hogan For Spider-man Movie

The actor/director will return to the big screen as Tony Stark's driver in Spider-Man: Homecoming, according to Variety. Favreau, who recently directed The Jungle Book for Disney, was the executive producer on...

Idris Elba Drunkenly Asked Ben Affleck For Directing Advice

Reports emerged on Wednesday (06Jul16) that the 43-year-old is set to direct a feature film based on Victor Headley's novel Yardie, about a drug mule who goes on the run. Idris...

Idris Elba Fears Burning Out

Idris Elba is worried about burning out.The 43-year-old actor is also a successful DJ and recently signed up to direct his first feature film but Idris worries that the general public will soon get sick...

'The Jungle Book' Stays On Top Of Us Box Office For Third Week

The Jungle Book is still on top of the US box office chart this week, taking an estimated $42.4 million over the weekend. It marks the third week Jon Favreau’s remake has spent on top...

The Jungle Book Tops The North American Box Office For The Third Week In A Row

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story has hauled in $42.4 million (£29 million) in its third weekend (30Apr-01May16). The live action movie has now earned $684.8 million ($468.7 million) globally....

Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone

Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's...

The Jungle Book Still King Of The Swingers At U.k. Box Office

Jon Favreau's retelling of Rudyard Kipling's 1894 story made $11.84 million (£8.1 million) in its second weekend (23-24Apr16) in British cinemas. The figures mark an extremely impressive second weekend in theatres for...

The Jungle Book Chills Out The Huntsman: Winter's War In U.s. Box Office Fight

Jon Favreau's ambitious retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic story landed an impressive second weekend take of $60.8 million (£42.2 million) to keep the Snow White & the Huntsman prequel from debuting at number...

Jungle Book Swamps Rivals At U.k. Box Office

Director Jon Favreau's movie, which draws from the original Rudyard Kipling story as well as the iconic 1967 cartoon version, made $14.24 million (£9.9 million) in its first weekend in British cinemas (16-17Apr16)....

'The Jungle Book' Takes A Massive $103 Million At Us Box Office

The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau has roared to the top of the US box office this weekend, taking a massive $103m. The film managed one of the biggest ever April debuts in US...

Jon Favreau Enjoyed Creating A New-look Jungle Book

Indeed, the film was originally released on his first birthday. And now he has remade it using state-of-the-art photorealistic animation so detailed that it's as if he travelled to India to shoot it. Actually, the...

Jon Favreau: 'Harrison Ford's Flying Skills Saved His Life'

The filmmaker is close to the 73-year-old Star Wars actor, and was a regular passenger on his helicopter when they were making 2011 movie Cowboys & Aliens together. Harrison's love of flying...

Christopher Walken Amazed By Cgi In The Jungle Book

The veteran actor voices ape leader King Louie in director Jon Favreau's new take on Rudyard Kipling's classic story, and on Sunday (10Apr16), he treated a group of neighbourhood kids to an advance...

Jon Favreau Pestered Bill Murray For Jungle Book Role

Jon was convinced the Ghostbusters star was the perfect choice to voice Baloo the bear in his new adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story, so the director did everything he could to...

Jon Favreau Lands Compassion Prize For Cgi Jungle Book Animals

The Iron Man director digitally created literary characters like Baloo the bear and Shere Khan the tiger, rather than employ real animals, and he has been rewarded with an Innovation in Film Award...

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