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Beyoncé Joins Cast of Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed that Beyonce will star as beloved lioness Nala, in the Disney live-action adaptation of the classic film The Lion King.

Beyonce joins Donald Glover, Seth Rogan, Alfre Woodard and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the star-studded cast.

The film, which is directed by Jon Favreau, 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.
It is set for release on July 19, 2019.
“The Lion King” is among several live action reboots of Disney animated classics.
The brand has included big box office hits “Cinderella,” “The Jungle Book” (a film that was also directed by Favreau), and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast,” which has made more than $1.2 billion worldwide.
“The Lion King, which included popular songs like “Circle of Life,” made $968 million at the global box office and spawned a successful and long-running Broadway show.

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