A live-action remake of the classic animated film The Lion King is in the works, according to Disney!
The upcoming movie will follow the story line of the original flick and feature songs from the production!
The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau, who helped bring The Jungle Book‘s recent reimagination to life and will feature a real child actor while bringing the jungle to life through cutting edge CG technology.
“The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film,” the company said on their website.
The 20-year-old Shadowhunters star opened up to the glossy about the show, her career, and more. Check it:
On what she wants to see in season two: “We barely scratched the surface of Clary’s journey in the first season, which is part of why I am so excited to dive into season 2! We left
season 1 off with a huge cliffhanger – Clary’s mom is finally awake and Jace is potentially aligned with the evil that is Valentine. This leaves Clary with her first mission resolved and a new clear mission to get her brother back season 2. Also, now that Clary is dedicated to figuring out her relationship with Jace as a brother, we will get to see a lot of their characters growth in that sense. The major journey for Clary this season is going to be her solidifying her place in the shadow world as she learns to use her unique gifts and mundane upbringing to become a new kind of Shadowhunter.”
On whether she wants to get into music: “Yes! I have been working on music quite a bit this hiatus and plan to release it very soon! Stay tuned.”
On what she’d be doing if she wasn’t acting: “I honestly have no idea. If I had never found acting, I probably would have simply gone down my originally intended path and ended up in the world of finance and economics. At this point, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love what I do and I hope to be acting for the rest of my life.”
Miranda Sings gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her new Netflix show Haters Back Off! in this new featurette given exclusively to JustJaredJr.com!
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off! delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.
An incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise, Sings continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.
The series also stars Steve Little as Miranda’s overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey as Miranda’s mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, as Miranda’s neighbor and best friend, Patrick.
All eight episodes of Haters Back Off! will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix!
The 29-year-old Flash star opened up about the show and what she wants to do in the future. Check it:
On playing two characters: “From a creative perspective, I wanted to make sure the character was as different as possible. In episode 19 of season 2, I had to do scenes with myself, which was logistically challenging since I didn’t have another actor to work opposite. It was great to get to use my imagination so much.”
On the cast: “I feel lucky that we are all so close and love each other. We all get tired when we work late and such long hours, but we try to support one another. Tom Cavanagh in particular is wonderful at bringing everyone’s energy up.”
On her dream role: “I’m a huge nerd and love reading about history (fiction and nonfiction!) so being in another period piece is a dream of mine.”
The Harry Potter prequel is set to hit theaters on November 18.
The film follows the adventures of Newt Scamander, who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
Check out all the stills for tonight’s new episode of Lethal Weapon!
In “Surf N Turf,” a noise complaint at a boxer’s home leads Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) to a case involving illegal gun runners; and Riggs becomes personally invested in the outcome when one of their targets reminds him of his late wife.
Meanwhile, Trish (Keesha Sharp) worries about Murtaugh’s health.