The Lion King fans and the Beyhive have much to look forward to, because Queen Bey has officially confirmed her role as Nala in the film’s live-action adaptation!
From Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast to Maleficent, Disney isn’t slowing down on its trend of turning its beloved animated classics into blockbuster adaptations. And The Lion King is up for its very own remake, with none other than the talented Jon Favreau (the director behind The Jungle Book) at its helm, and an exciting cast of A-listers to boot.
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After the full cast list was revealed on social media by Beyoncé and Disney respectively, fans couldn’t hold their excitement for the upcoming production – as if we could blame them. The cast includes Queen Bey (Nala), Donald Glover (Simba), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon) John Oliver (Zazu) and more industry heavyweights. And as if it weren’t mindblowing that Queen Bey is stepping out as the Queen of Pride Rock, wrap your minds around the fact that Childish Gambino is set to be the Lion King himself, and James Earl Jones is reprising the same role as the original and ONLY Mufasa, over two decades later!
As Beyoncé is joining the cast shouldn't they rename it the Lion Queen? #TheLionKing
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We can’t wait for The Lion King’s release on 19 July 2019!
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