Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner and actor/comedian Seth Rogen have entered final negotiations to play Timon and Pumbaa respectively in the live-action “The Lion King” at Disney Pictures.
Timon and Pumbaa are a warthog and meerkat who serve as close friends to Simba (Donald Glover) in the film. Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella voiced the characters in the original 1994 animated feature.
James Earl Jones reprising his animated role as Mufasa, while Beyonce is reportedly the top choice to voice Nala. Eichner and Rogen previously worked together on “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”.
Jon Favreau helms the film which will open in cinemas on July 19th 2019.
Source: The Wrap