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Beyonce Knowles Will Play Nala in 'The Lion King' 2019 Remake!

Beyonce Knowles Will Play Nala in 'The Lion King' 2019 Remake!

Following casting rumors that swirled earlier this year, it’s now official: Beyonce Knowles is playing Nala in Disney’s upcoming 2019 remake of The Lion King!

The full all-star lineup for the Jon Favreau-directed new take on 1994 classic The Lion King was announced on Wednesday evening (November 1), including Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his iconic original role), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

John Oliver will play Zazu, while Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa. Billy Eichner will play Timon.

The upcoming film will utilize “pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way.”

Beyonce also shared the news on her Facebook.

The Lion King hits theaters on July 19, 2019. Check out the full casting below!

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Credit: Larry Busacca; Photos: Getty Images
Posted to: Alfre Woodard, Beyonce Knowles, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Seth Rogen

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  • ScallyWag

    It should be called “The Lioness Queen” and the story revolves around “Nala”

  • Tania Alvarez-Hildebrand

    At least she can sing. I’m still not over how they butchered Beauty & the Beast.

  • meme

    You got that right. I’m sick of the whole “Queen Bey” thing. She’s talented but she’s not THAT talented and she’s conceited.

  • Just Saying

    After the disappointing Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast remakes, this is so exciting. Not only because of Beyoncé, but the cast as a whole. Really cool that they got James Earl Jones, wish they had gotten Whoopi Goldberg too. Can’t wait to see this. Hopefully they will continue to cast people who can ACTUALLY sing *ahemEmmaWatsonahem* in future remakes.

  • Casey C

    ugh

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    disgusting woman

  • Shlomo Teittleman

    disgusting woman

  • HG

    Seems like a talented cast. Really hope Disney doesn’t screw it up!

  • HG

    Seems like a talented cast. Really hope Disney doesn’t screw it up!

  • HG

    Seems like a talented cast. Really hope Disney doesn’t screw it up!