It's official! James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa in a live-action remake of The Lion King. He previously voiced the character of Simba's father in the 1994 animated original and let's be honest, there's no one better suited for the role.
We also know that Jon Favreau will direct (he also did Tarzan...which grossed almost $1 billion at the box office worldwide) AND we also know who will be playing Simba!
Donald Glover, aka: Childish Gambino.
Live-action versions of our favorite Disney classics are popping up left and right: there's the upcoming Beauty and the Beast remake that comes out in March; Mulan and Snow White are in the works; and Emma Stone will play Cruella de Vil in a new 101 Dalmatians. [Source]