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John Kani joins cast of ‘The Lion King’ remake

More names have been added to the cast of The Lion King live action remake, and South African Theatre and screen star John Kani is one of them.

FILE: Dr John Kani. Picture: @SAFTAs/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - More names have been added to the cast of The Lion King live action remake, and South African Theatre and screen star John Kani is one of them.

The tony-winning-actor joins Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, John Oliver as Zazu, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.

Kani, who played Black Panther’s father King T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War, will voice Rafiki in The Lion King live action film.

The film will be directed by Jon Favreau and opens in theatres on 19 July 2019.

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