Jon Favreau’s The Lion King remake may be live-action, but you’re not going to see many or any actors: It will all or mostly be anthropomorphized CGI creatures with human voices, just like Favreau’s The Jungle Book. So enjoy this picture co-star Seth Rogen tweeted of he and fellow homo sapien voice actors in the studio, because you won’t see these mugs on a big screen together any time soon.
The fact that they’re nestled away in a studio also explains the facial hair. Three of them — Rogen, Donald Glover, Billy Eichener — are letting their beards grow out, especially Rogen, but especially Glover. Eichner just looks like he hasn’t shaved in a week, out of solidarity or peer pressure. Favreau, the elder statesman of the group at 51, merely has a respectable salt-and-pepper goatee.
Then there’s the attire. Sartorially, everyone’s in make-a-movie-and-chill mode. Eichner rocks an open plaid button-up over a navy blue tee. Favreau has a tee commemorating the opening apeman stretch of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is a bit like The Lion King in that it’s set in Africa and features no humans. Rogen has a loud yellow V-neck with a white button-up popping out at the top.
The fashion MVP, though, is Glover. The actor, writer, and musician — who recently injured himself on-stage, after not winning his arguably deserved Golden Globe — who got into the Disney spirit by wearing a loud red sweater boasting Donald Duck. Reminder: Donald Duck brand orange juice is still a product that is sold in supermarkets.
The Lion King movie is due next summer, on July 19, with Glover voicing the grown-up Simba opposite Beyoncé (not pictured) as his ladyfriend Nala. Eichner and Rogen are Timon and Pumbaa, the meerkat and warthog duo who sing “Hakuna Matata,” the song whose title gave Rogen’s tweet its caption. Guess they’re recording “Hakuna Matata”?