Disney has announced the full cast for its live-action remake of “The Lion King”. It includes the singing queen Beyoncé. She will voice the beloved character of Nala, the lioness and the all-star cast that was announced in February includes Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role as Mufasa from the film’s previous version.
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Other cast members include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Keegan-Michael Key as a hyena. Beyoncé’s character Nala is the love interest of the film's protagonist, Simba.The film, directed by Jon Favreau, is slated for a 2019 release.
Many of the original songs like "Circle of Life," are expected to return with this one. The 1994 version of the movie made $968 million at the global box office. The Lion King, is one of the most successful and longest-running Broadway show.
The film will be a "new take" on the now classic story of the lions of Pride Rock and will feature "pioneering filmmaking techniques," according to Disney.The Walt Disney Studios made another live-action remake last year, ‘The Jungle Book’ which released last year and smashed the box office by grossing nearly $1 billion worldwide. ‘The Jungle Book’ was also directed by Favreau. Looks like Disney is tracing back its roots. The brand’s box office hits include 'Cinderella' and 'Beauty and the Beast'.