Beyonce and Childish Gambino to star in Disney's Lion King remake

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Look, we know the movie's called The Lion King, but is it too late to relabel it The Lion Queen?

"Disney has announced the full voice cast for its upcoming live-action The Lion King remake by simply tweeting a photo of the cast with the caption, "#TheLionKing. Now, we can all officially go wild, because this final, confirmed cast list, is, to be blunt, fucking lit. Complementing the two stars are James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor taking over Scar, and John Oliver playing the properly square Zazu.

Rumors have swirled in Hollywood for months about Beyoncé's reported attachment to the project, but she waited until Wednesday to confirm her role as Nala in a Facebook post. But now, the word is finally out and none other than BEYONCÉ will play Simba's bestie and wife, Nala.

The movie is set for a July 2019 release and Favreau has already been in pre-production with Jeff Nathanson writing the script. It's directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book) and hits theatres in summer 2019.

NY marathon to go ahead as planned after attack
The driver is in critical condition after police shot him in the abdomen. "There's no reason to have any undue anxiety", Gov. New Yorkers turned out in costumes for the 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade , dancing to live music along the route.

The live-action remake is sure to be a victor.

He said: "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life".

When is The Lion King out?

Disney has released a string of remakes in recent years such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.

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