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'The Lion King' roars into theaters Friday

'The Lion King' roars into theaters Friday

Disney(NEW YORK) — Opening nationwide Friday:

* The Lion King — Jon Favreau, who directed Disney’s hit live-action 2016 adaptation of The Jungle Book, also directed this highly anticipated live-action remake of the 1994 animated Disney classic. Donald Glover plays Simba, a young lion who must step up and take his place as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa — voiced by James Earl Jones, reprising his role from the original — at the hands of his uncle, Scar, voiced by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter also star. Rated PG.  Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Opening in limited release Friday:

* David Crosby: Remember My Name — Cameron Crowe’s documentary on the folk-rock legend who co-founded The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Rated R.

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