Full Cast of New Lion King Movie Revealed

Beyonce's excited about joining project
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2017 12:11 AM CDT
Beyonce Knowles attends the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in New York last year.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – The full cast of the upcoming Disney live action and CGI remake of The Lion King has been revealed—and it includes Queen B as Nala. Beyonce posted a photo of the cast on Facebook on Wednesday, with the caption #TheLionKing 2019, E! Online reports. Other cast members in Jungle Book director Jon Favreau's new adaptation, which has a release date of July 2019, include Donald Glover as Simba, John Oliver as the hornbill Zazu, and Keegan-Michael Key as the hyena Kamari, Variety reports. "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life," Favreau said in a statement. (Read more The Lion King stories.)

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