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Disney is making a live-action version of 'The Lion King' with the director of 'Iron Man' and 'The Jungle Book'

On the heels of his massively successful live-action adaptation of "The Jungle Book," director Jon Favreau is now set to give the same treatment to Disney's animated classic "The Lion King." Walt Disney Studios confirmed the news in a press release after Favreau alluded to his "next project" on Twitter with a lion and crown emoji Wednesday morning. Excited for my next project ???????? — Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) September 28, 2016 Favreau's "The Jungle Book" has earned $968.
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