Lion King remake’s insane cast list revealed

The Lion King is coming back to cinemas — with a new look.
The Lion King is coming back to cinemas — with a new look.

BEYONCE Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of The Lion King to voice to role of Nala.

The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic today and confirmed the months-old rumour that the pop superstar would be lending her voice to the project.



Some had been previously announced for the film, including Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Other cast include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Oliver as Zazu and Keegan-Michael Key as a hyena.

Jon Favreau, who brought Disney's CG and live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book to life to huge success last year, is set to direct this CGI animated remake.

The film is slated for a July 19, 2019 theatrical release.

Pop star, icon, and now - lioness. Picture: AP
Pop star, icon, and now - lioness. Picture: AP

While it's been rumoured for months, confirmation that Beyonce is indeed voicing a character in The Lion King - and presumably, lending her voice to the soundtrack has sent her fans into a frenzy.

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