Alright, Gambino is a master—lion?

Yep. You read that title right! Atlanta star Donald Glover is set to star as Simba in the upcoming live-action Lion King film.

But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what director Jon Favreau tweeted earlier today:

Now, if that doesn’t get you hype, we’re not sure what will. We assume, of course, he will be playing adult Simba.

Looks like a great year for Donald, seeing as though he is also set to be playing Lando in the upcoming Star Wars film and is also gearing up for season 2 of his hit TV show Atlanta, said to be returning in 2018.

James Earl Jones will also be returning to play Mufasa.



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