Cinema Book Club: THE LION KING

Cinema Book Club: THE LION KING

Jon Favreau

  • Director: Jon Favreau
    Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Beyonce
    Release Date: Fri 19 Jul 2019
  • PG
  • 118
    Min

Synopsis

In July we'll be reading Shakespeare's Hamlet and looking at how THE LION KING playfully retells that story set within the animal kingdom.

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new THE LION KING journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cubs arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother - and former heir to the throne - has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. 

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, THE LION KING roars into theatres on July 19, 2019. You can get tickets for opening weekend here.

Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books?

Go to Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and mention the Pálás Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Pálás to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Charlie Byrne's receipt at Pálás you get 10% off your ticket as well!