By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action 'The Lion King,' with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning 'Moonlight' and the James Baldwin adaptation 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' set to direct. Disney announced plans Tuesday for a kind of prequel to last year's poorly reviewed but highly popular photorealistic remake. The new 'Lion King' grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a 'Lion King' with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology […]
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