Comedian Amy Sedaris has joined the cast of director Jon Favreau and Disney’s ‘live-action’ remake of its 1994 animated classic “The Lion King”.
Sedaris (“BoJack Horseman,” “Chef”) will voice a new animal character, an elephant shrew which is a tiny mammal native to Africa and known for its top speed and long nose.
Under the purview of director Jon Favreau, Sedaris will play an elephant shrew – so named for long noses that resemble elephant trunks, the tiny mammal is native to Africa and known for its top speed.
Sedaris joins a cast that includes Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and Alfre Woodard. The first teaser trailer dropped on Thanksgiving Day and generated 224.6 million global views, making it the second most-viewed trailer in history within 24 hours.