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Beyoncé is Playing Nala In The Lion King Remake

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Beyoncé has officially joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming pseudo-live-action remake of The Lion King. Bey will voice Nala, the childhood friend and love interest of Donald Glover’s Simba, and the rest of the cast will be rounded out by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, and James Earl Jones, who is set to reprise his role as Mufasa. The Jon Favreau-directed film will hit theaters 7/19/2019.