Disney Studios has roped in Oscar winner Barry Jenkins to direct the awaited prequel for The Lion King. In line with a report in Deadline, Jeff Nathanson has already penned a draft for the prequel. Jeff Nathanson had additionally labored on the Jon Favreau directorial final yr.
Whereas the main points of the story are being saved underneath wraps, the movie is predicted to discover the character’s mythology together with Mufasa’s origin story. Jenkins stated he’s trying ahead to The Lion King prequel, “Serving to my sister elevate two younger boys throughout the ’90s, I grew up with these characters. Having the chance to work with Disney on increasing this magnificent story of friendship, love and legacy whereas furthering my work chronicling the lives and souls of people throughout the African diaspora is a dream come true.”
Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, which launched final yr turned out to be an enormous hit for the studio. The movie has been voiced by Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as Nala. Then again, veteran actor James Earl Jones lent his voice for Mufasa’s character in 1994 model in addition to the 2019 launch. Followers are hoping he returns to voice Mufasa’s youthful model as effectively within the prequel.
In the meantime, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Jenkins has been working with Disney on a biopic based mostly on the famed choreographer, Alvin Ailey. He just lately wrapped up engaged on an Amazon restricted sequence titled, The Underground Railroad and likewise penned a drama based mostly on the primary American feminine Olympic boxing champ, Clarissa ‘T-Rex’ Shields.
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