FIRST LION KING TRAILER DROPS: Simba is headed back to the big screen! Donald Glover and Beyonce are starring in the Lion King remake helmed by Jon Favreau. Glover stars as young Lion Simba, while Beyonce voices Nala, a childhood friend and later, a love interest of Simba's. The cast includes James Earl Jones reprising his role from the 1994 animated film as Simba's father Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba's villainous uncle Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother Sarabi, with JD McCrary playing the young version of Simba. The original animated Lion King clawed in $968 million. Favreau’s live action version is set to open July 19th, 2019.
WHAT WOMEN WANT TRAILER DROPS: Paramount has released a new trailer for What Women Want, director Adam Shankman’s gender switch up redux, starring Taraji P. Henson, who takes on the Mel Gibson role originated in 2000’s What Men Want. The new trailer offers a glimpse of Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, her co-worker. In addition to Henson and Davidson, the What Men Want cast includes Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Tracy Morgan. The film is set to make its bow on February 8th.
TIM ALLEN SAYS KEANU REEVES WILL BE FEATURED IN NEXT TOY STORY: Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Toy Story 4, Tim Allen revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Allen plays Buzz Lightyear; TBD what role Reeves will take on. "They really will surprise you with the toys they came up with," Allen said. "Characters came back, new guys in it that are great. Keanu Reeves has got a great part." Toy Story 4 is set to dropon June 21, 2019.
UGLY DELICIOUS RENEWED: Morgan Neville and David Chang’s food-focused docuseries Ugly Delicious is getting a second season at Netflix. The first season followed Chang as he traveled the globe exploring the way that food builds bridges between people, cultures and time. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel, Ali Wong, Eric Wareheim, former Walking Dead star Steve Yuen, food critic Jonathan Gold, and chefs Roy Choi and Nina Compton were among the guests in Season 1.