THE LION KING Live-Action Remake Adds Seth Rogen And Billy Eichner As Pumbaa and Timon

A new report from the Wrap says that Jon Favreau’s live-action adaption of The Lion King has found it’s Pumbaa and Timon. Seth Rogan (Neighbors, Superbad, This Is The End) will be playing the good-humored warthog, Pumbaa, while Billy Eichner (Difficult People, Park and Recreation) play his best buddy, the streetwise meerkat, Timon.

The pair of Pumbaa and Timon have some of the funniest moments in the animated classic and also had one of the most memorable songs, “Hakuna Matata.” This film is building quite the cast.  James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Mufasa, while Donald Glover will be providing the voice of Simba, and rumor has it Disney is courting Beyonce for the part of Nala, but not casting confirmation on that yet.

 

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