Gabrielle Union To Star In “Lion King” Spin-Off
Gabrielle Union has a new job!
According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress will be providing the voice of Nala for Disney’s upcoming television movie, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.
James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, and Ernie Sabella will do the same for his character, Pumbaa. Rafiki will be voiced by Khary Payton and Timon by Kevin Schon. Rob Lowe, Max Charles, Atticus Shaffer, and Sarah Hyland will also lend their voices to the film.
The movie will shadow Kion—Nala and Simba’s second-born son—and the rest of the Lion Guard, which is a task force of animals responsible for preserving the Pride Lands. The adorable film will be directed by Howy Parkins. It will also feature new music from Christopher Willis and Beau Beck.
The Lion Guard is set to premiere in November of 2015. A television series, which will be based on the film, will later follow the premiere in 2016.
Too stinking cute!