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Questlove offers to provide the score for Lion King reboot

Hip-hop star Questlove has offered up his musical services to help score Disney’s new The Lion King live-action remake.
The Roots drummer and bandleader took to Instagram on Wednesday (01Nov17) to share a picture of the all-star casting sheet, featuring Donald Glover as Simba, and confirming Beyonce as the new Nala.
James Earl Jones will play Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor will tackle the villain Scar, and comedy stars Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen have landed the arts of Timon and Pumbaa, while Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, and Eric Andre are also appearing in the project.
Impressed by the line-up, Questlove is also eager to get involved in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau, who took charge of the live-action revamp of Disney’s The Jungle Book last year (16).
“Um, anyone scoring this @Disney?” he captioned the post, before making light of his already-busy schedule with the hashtag, “#AskingForAMusicianInNeedOfA20thJob”.
Hans Zimmer will be returning to compose the music for the film, reprising his role from the 1994 animated movie, which featured five original songs, including Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight, written by lyricist Tim Rice and singer Elton John.
The live-action version of The Lion King is set to hit theatres in the summer of 2019.

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