Disney Confirms Beyoncé and Donald Glover Will Star in The Lion King

Lion King Movie

In a pretty laid-back, but break the Internet-style announcement, Disney casually confirmed the full cast for the live-action The Lion King movie remake. Although rumors were swirling for quite some time, we can now rest assured that Beyoncé is our new Nala and Donald Glover is our new Simba. The irreplaceable James Earl Jones will enchant us again in his original role as Mufasa. Alfre Woodard, JD McCrary (who made a vocal cameo on Donald Glover’s “Terrified”), Shahadi Wright Joseph (a budding Broadway starlet), Keegan-Michael Key and a few others have also earned roles in the Jon Favreau-directed film. “It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,he’s been quoted as saying.

The Lion King opens in theaters July 19, 2019.

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