Oscar-nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to voice the character of Scar, the traitorous villain in Disney’s live-action reimagining of its classic, The Lion King.
The British-born actor will be joining a voice cast which boasts of stellar stars such as Donald Glover better known as Childish Gambino who’ll be playing Simba, the young lion who would be king, and James Earl Jones as his father, Mufasa (Jones also voiced the character in the 1994 original).
Other members of the voice cast include Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Oliver.
Jon Favreau, who directed the live-action remake of The Jungle Book, is also sitting behind the camera for Lion King.
The new movie is currently shooting in Los Angeles.