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GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021


Archivio Film 2019


Category: Edition 2019

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s 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.

Original Title THE LION KING
Italian Title IL RE LEONE
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 118'
Production Year 2019
Nationality USA
Directed by Jon Favreau
Screenplay Jeff Nathanson
Director of photography Caleb Deschanel
Editor Mark Livolsi, Adam Gerstel
Production Design James Chinlund
Music Hans Zimmer
Original Voices Donald Glover
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
James Earl Jones
Chiwetel Ejiofor
JD McCrary
Shahadi Wright Joseph
John Kani
John Oliver
Seth Rogen
Billy Eichner
Florence Kasumba
Eric André
Keegan-Michael Key
Produced by Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist

Jon Favreau began his career in the industry as an actor in the inspiring sports film "Rudy". He went on to establish himself as a writer with the acclaimed hipster comedy "Swingers". Since then, he has continued to challenge himself with a variety of eclectic projects. An integral part of the formation and expansion of the Marvel Universe, Favreau directed the blockbuster hits "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" He also served as executive producer on "The Avengers", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame". In 2014, Favreau wrote, directed, produced and starred in the indie hit "Chef", which also starred Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. and in 2016 he directed and produced the live-action epic adventure "The Jungle Book", based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s 1967’s classic animated film. In 2011, Favreau directed and produced "Cowboys and Aliens", starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Prior to directing the first two installments of the Iron Man franchise, Favreau directed "Zathura - A Space Adventure", a children’s film starring Tim Robbins, for Radar Pictures and Sony Entertainment. In 2003, Favreau directed the acclaimed holiday smash hit "Elf", starring Will Ferrell, for New Line Cinema. Favreau made his feature-film directorial debut with "Made", a script he wrote and starred in opposite Vince Vaughn and Sean Combs for Artisan Entertainment. In front of the camera, Favreau was seen in "The Wolf of Wall Street", "Identity Thief" and "People Like Us", His other film credits include "Couples Retreat", "I Love You, Man", "Four Christmases", "The Break-Up", "Wimbledon", "Something's Gotta Give", "Daredevil", "Love & Sex", "The Replacements", "Very Bad Things" and "Deep Impact". He also portrayed legendary heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in the MGM biopic Rocky Marciano. Favreau’s television credits include a recurring role on "Friends" and a special appearance on HBO’s "The Sopranos" playing himself. Favreau also added the title of showrunner to his multihyphenate list of credits as the creator, producer and host of the critically acclaimed and Emmy®-nominated IFC series "Dinner for Five", He also executive produced the TV series "Revolution" and "The Shannara Chronicles".


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