Chiwetel Ejiofor is in negotiations to voice villainous uncle Scar, in Disney’s live-action reimagining of The Lion King. Jeremy Irons originally voiced the character of Scar in the animated movie.
The film is directed by Jon Favreau and stars the voice talents of Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver. The Lion King is currently in production in Los Angeles.
Ejiofor’s other film credits include 12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange, The Martian, and American Gangster.