Beyoncé Is Officially A Part Of ‘The Lion King’ Remake And We Are Freaking Out

On Wednesday, the full Lion King cast was announced and Beyoncé is cast as Nala. Beyoncé shared this image on social media.


The star-studded line-up features Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, James Earl Jones as Mufasa and it goes on.

The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to The Jungle Book.

The movie hits theaters on July 19, 2019, and we know that you are thinking what we are ….this movie couldn’t come any sooner!


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