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Barry Jenkins To Direct ‘Lion King’ Follow Up For Disney | Film News

  In surprising news, Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) has signed on to direct the follow-up to Disney’s live-action version of The Lion King. He will take over from Jon Favreau, who likely has his hands full with the Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian.   The sequel will reportedly be Godfather Part II-esque –[…]

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John Oliver To Voice Zazu In Jon Favreau’s ‘Lion King’ Remake | Film News

  When he’s not enlightening the world with facts and humour on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver is also a handy actor. Following voice roles in shows like Rick And Morty, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and both recent Smurfs films, he’s landed a role as the voice of Zazu in Jon Favreau‘s The Lion King.   In the 1994 original,[…]

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‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’ To Be Filmed In Australia | Film News

  Let’s face it – a sequel in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise would not be a cheap project to undertake, and needs to be funded somehow. Well, Variety reports that Australia’s federal government has agreed to provide $20.2 million in order to ensure that the film will be filmed in Australia. Originally, this sum of money was supposed[…]

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