Beyoncé has officially joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming pseudo-live-action remake of The Lion King. Bey will voice Nala, the childhood friend and love interest of Donald Glover’s Simba, and the rest of the cast will be rounded out by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, and James Earl Jones, who is set to reprise his role as Mufasa.
Jon Favreau will direct the movie, which will be the follow-up to his Jungle Book film. “It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” Favreau said in a press statement
The film will hit theaters 7/19/2019. Check out the full highlighted cast members below.
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