The Lion King will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed the live-action version of The Jungle Book.
"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life," said Favreau via press release.
The all-star cast also includes John Oliver, John Kani, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner and Keegan-Michael Key.
The movie is slated for release on July 19, 2019.
The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of of Walt Disney Studios and this station.