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The Lion King and Queen

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It’s official; our Queen, Beyonce Knowles, has joined “The Lion King.” She will be playing a role as a part of Disney’s new live-action take on it’s renowned animated movie, “The Lion King.” Disney announced their decision on November 1st. Beyonce will be playing the role of Nala, a lion who is the love interest for the main character Simba played by comedian and rapper Donald Glover. But her role doesn’t end there, according to The National, “Pocketing a reported $25 million for the pleasure, Beyoncé will also oversee the film’s soundtrack, which promises a mixture of fresh material alongside re-recordings of the classic singalongs originally penned by Elton John and Tim Rice.”  Along with Glover, Beyonce is joined by a really incredible cast that includes other stars such as James Earl Jones who is reprising his role from the 1994 original film.

The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, plans on providing a new take on the classic story and according to Disney it is set to release on July 19, 2019 and everyone is looking forward to it.

For more information on the cast and upcoming film: https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/will-beyonc%C3%A9-roar-in-live-action-remake-of-the-lion-king-1.674819

 

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