International Pop Singer Beyoncé once again brought the internet to a standstill on Thursday when after months of speculation‚ it was confirmed that she will play the role of Nala in a live action remake of the The Lion King.
Disney confirmed the appointment with the release of the full cast list on social media.
Donald Glover will play Simba; James Earl Jones resumes his role in the 1994 animated film as Mufasa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.
Actor John Oliver has also been confirmed as Zazu, while Seth Rogan and Billy Eichner are among the other big names in this production.
“It’s a director’s dream to bring together a talented team like this to bring this classic to life,” said director Jon Favreau, who did the remake of “The Jungle Book” (2016). ).
“It’s a story that belongs to all those who grew up with the original film,” he added, who says he wants to “make it live using new techniques and technologies.”
“The Lion King” is one of the biggest hits of all time for an animated film, with a total worldwide revenue of nearly a billion dollars.
The production debuted on Broadway in 1997 and won six Tony Awards. The 23 adaptations in 8 languages ??of the “Lion King” have been seen by more than 85 million people.