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Disney finally confirms cast of 'Lion King' remake

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 November 2017, 11:37 IST

Studio giant Disney has finally announced the much-awaited cast of the 'Lion King' remake and it can't get any better.

The singing sensation Beyonce has joined the already star-studded voice cast for the movie.

The 36-year-old pop megastar is set to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's 'The Lion King'.

Alongside Beyonce, and mostly previously announced, will be Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones reprising his role in the 1994 animated movie as Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as his nemesis Scar.

A trio of comedians, John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner, will play Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon, respectively.

The original film, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, was the highest grossing animated film for 16 years until it was surpassed by 'Toy Story 3' in 2010.

The film was re-released in 2011, where it got a 3D conversion and with USD 30.2 million, it had one of the best sales debuts ever.

'The Lion King' is slated to roar into theaters on 19 July 2019. 


First published: 2 November 2017, 11:37 IST