Chiwetel Ejiofor is being considered to voice the villain, 'Scar' in  the CGI, live action movie remake of Lion King.

Even though the movie has commenced filming, the  British-Nigerian actor is in talks to take up the role of Simba’s uncle.

This development was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

He is expected to join, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and John Oliver in the remake of the  1994 original.

The remake will be directed by Jon Favreau who also worked on "The Jungle Book".

"Lion King" depicts the struggle of a lion cub, Simba who battles his uncle to gain control of the pride lands.