Doctor Strange and 12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is reportedly being lined up by Disney to star in The Lion King live-action remake.
According to TheWrap, Ejiofor is in talks to voice Simba’s evil uncle, Scar. The character was first voiced by Jeremy Irons in the1994 original.
If Ejiofor signs up, he’ll join Donald Glover as Simba, John Oliver as Zazu, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King, helmed by Jon Favreau, hits theaters on July 19, 2019.