Stop Everything, There's Going To Be A Lion King Live-Action Remake And Donald Glover Is Playing Simba

One of our favourite actors/musicians is about star in the live-action update of the Lion King and we're not sure we're prepared to deal with this much excitement.

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Ever since Donald Glover scooped two Golden Globes for his work on the FX show Atlanta last month we must admit, we've been pretty obsessed with the guy.

After all, this is a man who rocked a custom Gucci brown velvet tux to the awards show, randomly thanked Georgian-based hip-hop group, Migos, for making 'Bad And Boujee' and brought a tear to our eyes when he opened up about the power of television and film in inspiring young children.

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That's not to mention the fact he's a Grammy Award nominated performer – otherwise known under his stage name 'Childish Gambino' – and created the melodic magic that is 'Redbone'.

So, imagine our delight when we found out Glover was just cast as Simba in Disney's upcoming live-action update of The Lion King.

Sorry, did we forget to mention that Disney are remaking the classic 1994 animated film?

Our mistake, we're just trying to deal with so many emotions right now.

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According to NME, the film is being made by Iron Man and Jungle Book director/actor, Jon Favreau, who posted the announcement about Glover on his Twitter account this morning.

The 33-year-old former Community star is quickly turning himself into a household name in Hollywood.

With roles in television shows such as 30 Rockand Girls under his belt, the rapper/actor has been recently cast in the up-coming untitled Han Solo film as Lando Calrissian – a role formerly played by actor Billy Dee Williams – and just nabbed a top secret role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, scheduled for release next year.

However, the actor will face his biggest career challenge yet, as not only is he about to star in one of our favourite Disney films (pressure, much?), but he'll have to flex his drama muscles in front of James Earl Jones, a.k.a the man behind the iconic voice of the animation's evil lion, Mufasa.

Yes, friends – James is back.

Sorry, Beauty and the Beast, but we think we might be more excited for the Lion King remake now.

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