‘Lion King’ live-action cast revealed, including Beyoncé as Nala

The star-studded cast of Disney’s live action remake has finally been revealed. Disney Junior via Getty Images

The star-studded cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action musical remake of The Lion King has been revealed with Beyoncé rounding out the list.

The Formation singer will voice Nala, Simba’s childhood friend, who later becomes his wife.

Disney and Beyoncé announced the news Wednesday night in a Facebook post. “#TheLionKing 2019,” she wrote, accompanied by a photo of the cast.

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Donald Glover will voice Simba, with James Earl Jones reprising his role as the voice of Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor voicing Scar.

John Oliver will voice Zazu, with John Kani voicing Rafiki. Seth Rogen will voice Pumbaa and Billy Eichner will voice his meerkat sidekick, Timon.

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Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Micheal Key, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph are also cast in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book.

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In addition to The Lion King, Disney still has live-action reboots of Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Dumbo, and Aladdin in the works.

The Lion King will hit theatres on July 19, 2019.

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