Breaking News: Beyonce to star with Donald Glover in Disney’s live-action Lion King remake

Beyoncé will play the role of Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s classic animated film The Lion King, alongside an A-list cast including Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetal Ejiofor, John Oliver and Seth Rogen.

The singer posted the full cast list to her Facebook account, confirming rumours circulating since March that she had been offered the role of the female lead in the Jon Favreau-directed remake. The list was also shared on Disney’s Twitter account.

The announcement rounds out the primary cast, which includes Donald Glover playing the lead role of Simba, the young lion learning how to be king. James Earl Jones reprises his role from the 1994 animated version as Simba’s father, Mufasa, and Alfre Woodard plays Simba’s mother, Sarabi.

Last Week Tonight talk show host John Oliver will play the hornbill Zazu, originally voiced by Rowan Atkinson, while Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will play the comical meerkat and warthog team, Timon and Pumbaa.

Young Simba and Nala will be played by up-and-comers JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

By Stephanie Convery | Source: theguardian.com

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