Donald Glover is officially having his moment.
On Friday, Lion King director Jon Favreau announced on Instagram that the Atlanta star and creator would play Simba in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film.
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"I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba," Favreau shared.
Additionally, Favreau revealed that James Earl Jones would play Mufasa, writing, "Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa."
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The casting news comes after a devastatingly good year for Glover, who won an Emmy for his FX series, Atlanta; released a critically-acclaimed album, Awaken, My Love!; had a baby; and was named young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo standalone film.
Watch the video below for more on Glover's Star Wars casting.