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Leslie Jones & Kiki Layne to Join Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America' Sequel!

Eddie Murphy, Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne are set to star in the upcoming Coming to America sequel!

Leslie is still in negotiations, while Kiki is set to join Eddie on the project, which is called Coming 2 America, according to THR on Wednesday (August 7).

Production is set to begin later in August on the follow-up film, directed by Craig Brewer.

The new story “sees Akeem, now set to become king, discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a new crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.”

Wesley Snipes is in the cast, as well as Arsenio Hall to reprise his role as Akeem’s right-hand man. James Earl Jones will return as Akeem’s father.

Leslie‘s role is being kept under wraps, while Kiki will play Akeem’s daughter, “burdened with feeling like she is the son her father never had.”

The movie is set to be released on December 18, 2020.

'Lion King' Director Explains Why James Earl Jones Skipped World Premiere

The world premiere of The Lion King occurred earlier this week in Los Angeles, and one member of the cast was noticeably missing.

Fans started to worry about James Earl Jones after the 88-year-old actor skipped out on the premiere of the film and was not featured in the promotional cast shoot. But according to director Jon Favreau, they have nothing to worry about.

“He’s based on the East Coast. This is something that takes a lot out of you to do,” Jon shared with USA Today. “So his participation was geared more toward his performance.”

James first voiced Mufasa in the 1994 animated film and reprised his role for the 2019 live-action remake.

“He was incredibly gracious to participate in this,” Jon continued. “I don’t know what I would have done had he not.”

The Lion King hits theaters on Friday, July 19th.

Disney's 'The Lion King' Live-Action Movie Gets New Teaser & Poster - Watch Now!

Check out the brand-new teaser and poster for Disney’s upcoming The Lion King live-action film!

Disney released the visual, titled “Long Live the King,” on Sunday (February 24) during the 2019 Oscars.

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own.

The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

Watch below and get ready for some serious nostalgia.

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Look Back at the SAG Awards Red Carpet From 10 Years Ago

The 2019 SAG Awards are set to air tonight and we’re taking a look back at what the show looked like 10 years ago!

The show saw Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Hugh Laurie, Sally Field, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and more taking home awards.

Also seen walking the red carpet were Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Gary Oldman, Michael C. Hall, Steve Carell, Emile Hirsch, Amy Poehler with Will Arnett, Dev Patel, James Earl Jones, Susan Sarandon, Eric McCormack, Forest Whitaker, Josh Brolin, Taye Diggs, and more.

Check out all the photos from the 2009 SAG Awards in the gallery, and be sure to tune into the 2019 SAG Awards tonight!

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Disney's 'The Lion King' Live-Action Movie Debuts First Trailer!

The teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King has been revealed!

The first look at the Jon Favreau-directed movie shows some of the iconic sequences from the animated film remade in live-action, including baby Simba’s debut at Pride Rock.

James Earl Jones is reprising his role as the voice of Mufasa and his voice is heard in the trailer in the famous speech to Simba: “Everything the light touches is our kingdom. But, a king’s time as ruler rises and falls like the sun. One day, the sun will set on my time here, and will rise with you as the new king.”

The movie also features the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu, and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari.

The Lion King will hit theaters on July 19, 2019.

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Beyonce Knowles Will Play Nala in 'The Lion King' 2019 Remake!

Following casting rumors that swirled earlier this year, it’s now official: Beyonce Knowles is playing Nala in Disney’s upcoming 2019 remake of The Lion King!

The full all-star lineup for the Jon Favreau-directed new take on 1994 classic The Lion King was announced on Wednesday evening (November 1), including Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his iconic original role), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

John Oliver will play Zazu, while Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa. Billy Eichner will play Timon.

The upcoming film will utilize “pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.”

Beyonce also shared the news on her Facebook.

The Lion King hits theaters on July 19, 2019. Check out the full casting below!

James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Tonys 2017

Legendary performer on the stage and screen James Earl Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 2017 Tony Awards.

“In 1975 when I came to NY to study acting, my father – the actor Robert Earl Jones – took me on a Grand Tour,” the 86-year-old actor said in a statement. “The first night was to the opera Tosca starring Leontyne Price. I loved the singing, but I didn’t understand the format of opera. The second night was Swan Lake starring Margot Fontaine. The movement of the bodies just seemed like magic. The third night was Pal Joey. I was captivated by the warmth of the light on stage. I was not inspired to sing and dance, but I knew I wanted to be in the warmth of the stage light. The fourth night was Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible. By contrast, it created a cold world, coldness between human beings, but the ideas that Arthur Miller was able to evoke onstage were blazing hot. I knew I wanted to be a part of this and to explore the stage.”

James has won Tonys for The Great White Hope and Fences, and has performed in On Golden Pond, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Driving Miss Daisy, The Best Man, You Can’t Take It With You, and The Gin Game on Broadway as well.

The Tonys will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017.