Chiwetel Ejiofor to voice Scar in live action reboot of The Lion King
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) is in talks to voice the character of Scar (cartoon on the right), the traitorous villain in Disney’s live action reimagining of its classic, The Lion King.
Jon Favreau, who directed the live action remake of The Jungle Book (2016), is helming The Lion King, which has Donald Glover as Simba, the young lion who would be king, and James Earl Jones as his father, Mufasa. Jones had also voiced the character in the 1994 original.
Also lending their pipes to the pride are Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Oliver, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the animated classic, Jeremy Irons had voiced Scar, who betrays his brother Mufasa in order to steal the animal kingdom’s crown.
Ejiofor was last seen in the superhero film Doctor Strange (2016).
JAMES EARL JONES, THE VOICE OF MUFASA IN THE CURRENT LIVE ACTION MOVIE AND THE 1994 ORIGINAL, ALSO VOICED THE ICONIC DARTH VADER IN STAR WARS