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.
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'.Read More