As we reported here, Grammy-winning diva Beyonce scored a leading role in the highly anticipated live action remake of Disney classic, ‘The Lion King.’ Sharing top billing with Donald Glover (‘Simba‘), the film – which sees a cast list that boasts names like James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogen, and many more – is set for a summer 2019 release.
Ahead of its premiere, fans were curious if the revamp – much like ‘Beauty and the Beast’ before it – would feature tunes from the 1994 original. Much to their delight, music legend Elton John (who helmed the original’s soundtrack alongside Tim Rice) has confirmed the new film will see reworked versions of some of the film’s beloved classic tunes.
Find out which ones made the cut inside:
“There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight?’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.” – Elton John [source]
We certainly can’t wait to hear Beyonce’s chops soar across a number of the film’s more memorable tunes.