Disney Announces Cast For Live-Action Film ‘The Lion King’: Find Out Who Beyonce Is Playing!

Updated On 02 Nov, 2017 Published On

Step back into the Circle of Life!! Disney recently announced the star-studded casts for the live-action production of The Lion King, which is all set to premiere in the summer of 2019 and Beyonce is also starring in the movie.

Disney revealed the complete cast list on Wednesday, November 1 through its social media channels.

Emmy Award-winning Atlanta actor Donald Glover will star in the leading role as Simba, while the Sorry singer Beyonce will portray as his best friend turned love interest, Nala. On the other hand, the Late-night host John Oliver will be starred as Zazu, the young lions’ guardian and mentor.

Here's the Instagram picture they Disney shared to announce the list of cast in the upcoming movie. Check it out.


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Joining the trio is the American Horror Story star Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as his crime partner, Pumbaa.

The cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), John Kani (Rafiki), Florence Kashumba (Shenzi), Eric Andre (Azizi), Keegan-Michael Key (Kamari), Shahadi Wright Joseph (Young Nala), JD McCrary (Young Simba).