John Oliver is set to take his place in the circle of life.
According to TheWrap, the Last Week Tonight host will provide the voice of Zazu in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King. Rowan Atkinson previously voiced King Mufasa’s right-paw bird in the 1994 classic while Edward Hibbert took over the role in several followup projects.
Oliver will join a stellar cast that already includes Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon. James Earl Jones will also reprise the role of Mufasa.
Jon Favreau’s CG remake of The Lion King is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019.