Apr 272017
 
Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in the Live-Action 'Lion King'
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It’s no worries for Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner, who are currently in talks to play Timon and Pumbaa in the upcoming live-action revival.

According to The Wrap, the actors are in final negotiations, Rogen playing lovable warthog Pumbaa and Eichner portraying feisty meerkat Timon. Disney also announced the release date for the film on Tuesday, citing July 19, 2019.

If all goes according to plan, Rogen and Eichner will join Donald Glover’s Simba and James Earl Jones’ Mufasa. Rumors continue to circulate that pop star Beyoncé will voice Nala, though no promises on that front quite yet.

Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in Live-Action 'Lion King'
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Jon Favreau (Entourage, Iron Man) will direct the film while Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can, Rush Hour 3) is working on the script.

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The Lion King is one of several live-action revivals Disney will roll out in the next few years, Beauty and the Beast having released March 17.

Next on the list? Mulan on November 2, 2018, followed by The Little Mermaid and 101 Dalmatians, which do not yet have release dates.

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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Team Up as Timon & Pumbaa in Live-Action 'Lion King'
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Apr 262017
 

Jonathan Demme Dead - Oscar-Winning Director Dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing the horror film Silence of the Lambs, has passed away at the age of 73.

According to reports, he passed away from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, IndieWire reports. Jonathan originally battled the disease back in 2010, but suffered a recurrence in 2015 and deteriorated in recent weeks.

In addition to directing Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan also directed Philadelphia, 2004′s The Manchurian Candidate, Melvin and Howard, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, and many more. He worked with countless actors including Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks and more.

Jonathan is survived by his wife, artist Joanne Howard, and their three children.

Jonathan Demme Dead – Oscar-Winning Director Dies at 73
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