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

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While bits of casting news had previously added links to the food chain, today, the Circle of Life was completed with a full casting announcement, including Queen B officially reigning supreme.

Disney just announced the cast for the highly anticipated take on the tale and it's packed with Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony winners - including one singer who's been rumored to be a part of the project for months.

The Lion King is due in cinemas in July 2019. But now, the word is finally out and none other than BEYONCÉ will play Simba's bestie and wife, Nala.

Both Bey and Donald will be starring alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor as the movie's evil villian, Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mom, Sarabi, and James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Simba's father, Mufasa. While no exact date is set for like film besides "2019", we do know what the film will look very similar to what Disney's recent Jungle Book movie that had Bill Murray in the cast.

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Providing the comic relief are Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa, which is a hard meerkat and warthog duo to replace.

Donald Glover will play her love interest, Simba, in the live action remake.

Disney released the original Lion King in 1994. Also, Disney's last foray into a live-action redo, last year's "Beauty and the Beast", broke a number of box office records.

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