Hakuna Matata! Donald Glover cast as Simba in live-action ‘Lion King’

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ATLANTA -- Donald Glover just can't wait to be king!

That's right, the "Atlanta" star is taking on the role of Simba in Disney's live-action remake of "The Lion King." Director Jon Favreau broke the news on Twitter:

Donald Glover's become a hot name in Hollywood since starring in and executive producing FX's "Atlanta," which won two Golden Globes.


Before hitting the acting scene, most knew him as the rapper "Childish Gambino."

Oh, and did we mention that Glover's also playing a Young Lando in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film? Doing BIG things!


The legendary James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa in the "Lion King" remake.

Like come on, could anyone else really fill that part?!