12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor will play the treacherous Scar, while James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa from the original film.
American comic actors Bily Eichner and Seth Rogen will star as fan favourites Timon and Pumbaa.
The Lion King is the latest in a long list of classic Disney films that have since been rebooted for a new audience, with Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella having been released over the last few years.
A live-action version of Dumbo, spearheaded by Tim Burton, is set to be released on 29th March.
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