Beyoncé uncovered conceivably the most energizing news of the year (well, other than her twins declaration): She’ll voice lioness Nala in Disney’s up and coming real life change of The Lion King. The news comes following quite a while of gossipy tidbits (and a lot of petitions from the Beyhive) that the genius was being looked at for the film.
Beyoncé and Disney affirmed the news with indistinguishable web-based social networking posts that uncover whatever remains of the ritzy Lion King cast. We definitely knew Donald Glover was set to voice Simba and James Earl Jones would repeat his part as Mufasa, however observing whatever is left of the lineup in one place is totally exciting. Chiwetel Ejiofar will be the abhorrent Scar, John Oliver will play Zazu, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will voice the mate team of Timon and Pumbaa, separately.
Jon Favreau is directing the new Lion King, which — based on the few minutes of footage we saw at D23 in July — looks remarkably faithful to the original. Like Favreau’s The Jungle Book, The Lion King will use very realistic-looking CG animation to bring the story to life. Count on the flick having a kick-ass soundtrack as well — with Glover and Beyoncé on board, the music is guaranteed to be problem-free.
The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.1 of 1