Official: Beyonce To Star In ‘The Lion King’ / Disney Announce Full Cast

Published: Wednesday 1st Nov 2017 by Sam

After much speculation, it has been confirmed – Beyonce will star in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Lion King.’

Dive below for details….

In a formal announcement, the Disney revealed that music’s reigning queen will star as Nala in the Jon Favreau production.

As widely touted, Donald Glover will top the bill as Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role of his father Mufasa in the flick which arrives Summer 2019.

A host of other top-tier talents will also appear including Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejifor, and Seth Rogen. 

Peep the full cast:

Earlier this summer, sources close to the production shared that Bey has also been tapped to executive produce and record all-new material for the soundtrack.

The diva’s previous film credits include ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘Pink Panther.’


Released originally in 1994, ‘The Lion King’ is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time – amassing $968.5 million globally.

The news comes as no surprise given Disney’s blockbuster success with live-action adaptations of late. Case in point titles such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (2010), ‘Maleficent’ (2014), ‘Cinderella’ (2015), and, most recently, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

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  1. Wonder Woman stan November 1, 2017

    Yes Queen ??????Game over, for your faves. A billion dollar Oscar winning movie is coming…she’s about to also win a Oscar with a song. ????

    • ??? November 1, 2017

      lmao and then you woke up lmao.

    • ? + ✈ = ? November 1, 2017

      I hope Bey takes speech therapy cause yall know the h** can’t speak properly.

  2. ??? November 1, 2017

    lma music’s reigning queen? i don’t see adele anywhere on here lol. this sh*t will be disney’s first flop lmao

  3. Paulo November 1, 2017

    yaaaaaaaaaassssss! I’m not a huge fan of Childish Gambino but this entire cast is pure slayage

    • Coolio November 1, 2017

      I. Agree this be lit

      • Suicide Blonde February 8, 2018

        I agree

  4. gina November 1, 2017

    And she’ll be forgotten since there are actual a-list actors on the bill who will pick up the slack and draw in the crowds. Remember Dreamgirls?

    • TrellBeyLike November 1, 2017

      Yeah remember dreamgirls…also she is bigger than that entire cast now so be forgotten who? Pressed much!

  5. M November 1, 2017

    This could either be really cool or really wack. Are they planning on doing it similar to the Broadway play where it’s just humans wearing masks? I need answers on how a bunch of humans are going to be doing a live-action remake of story about animals…..

    • Truth Dot Com November 1, 2017

      I need a trailer.
      I need to know wardrobe.
      I need live action like Jungle Book but with no humans!
      So Green-Screen but on a Avatar type scale.
      Disney better not F**k up my childhood movie.

    • INAMAD November 2, 2017

      It’s in the form of how they did the new Jungle Book….

  6. TrellBeyLike November 1, 2017

    Already gonna add to her billion dollar box office! This movie will gross a billion, the soundtrack which she will produce will be massive. I imagine a new tour that will put her tour gross past a billion. #YoncéSecuringTheBag she is winning!

    • SMH November 1, 2017

      You clearly dont have a life outside of hers do you?

      • TrellBeyLike November 2, 2017

        And you clearly dont have a life outside of mines lol

    • Paulo November 1, 2017

      forgot about her producing the soundtrack as well. I wonder if we’ll get to hear some of the sounds and ideas from the Grown Woman era she didn’t use

  7. The Ever Legendary Byron Keaton November 1, 2017

    3 things I’ve been waiting on…

    1. THE LORD!!!
    2.Nicki Minaj’s Highly Anticipated Fourth Album
    3. Disney’s announcement of Beyoncé’s involvement in “The Lion King”

    The latter has just manifested…..

    • Tori November 1, 2017

      Give the other two a couple months, preferably the first one seeing as how things are going right now…

  8. Abel Minaj November 1, 2017

    She can’t act though. I know it’ll be CG like Jungle book but still. Get ready for bland emotionless dialogue, if she can even read the script

  9. Cough Cough November 1, 2017

    If done right it will be so iconic

  10. SMH November 1, 2017

    Why is this being remade?? WE DIDNT ASK FOR THIS. STOP REMAKING CLASSICS.

    • Faf November 1, 2017

      Agree @smh
      Why can’t ppl make new movies? This is like the tenth modernization done in the last 5 years

      • Cough Cough November 1, 2017

        @Faf Well to be fair, most of them “original” movies were remakes themselves so they too were modern film interpretations of books and stories that had been already modernized in themselvesmany Times. It’s a cycle

  11. Anonymous November 1, 2017

    Congrats Bey

  12. Achooo! November 1, 2017

    Girl. This is going to be cringeworthy. I hope she improve her diction, inflection and enunciation. I love Beyoncé!

  13. Ratedxxx November 1, 2017

    Bytch cant barely speak english and her dumb stans thinks the movie is going to make a billion dollars because beyondfake is on there…

    Delusional is a heck of a drug

    • Bam November 1, 2017

      Nope it’s gonna make a billion cause it’s “Disney’s The Lion King” a franchise that has broken all sorts of records and is the longest running musical on Broadway.

  14. Suicide Blonde November 1, 2017

    Beyoncé is one of the worst actresses but i can’t deny that she always chooses to be part of films that will be successful not matter what, success that won’t have nothing to do with her participation, like sequels and remakes, she can’t talk but she ain’t slick ??

    • No Games November 1, 2017

      I disagree. Cough, Cough. The Obsessed movie was not a success. She is a bad actress period.

      • MessyBoots November 2, 2017

        Bold faced lies!!

        ‘Obsessed’ opened at No.1 and grossed 74mil at the box office against a 20mil budget.

  15. ThatMessJuice.Flop November 1, 2017

    Uhm Beyonka better not ruin this coz her acting is hella shady. Anyway I hated Beauty and The Beast so I’m guessing this movie won’t be different. Hollywood is tiresome with this recycling b’iness

    • Bam November 1, 2017

      Well the director is the same one who nailed Jungle Book so I have hope this will be good unlike B&TB. Agreed however on Beyoncé as even her voice acting (see ‘Epic’) leaves a lot to be desired.

    • SZA stan November 2, 2017

      Stephy come out of hiding sis

  16. Bam November 1, 2017

    Honestly she’d have been a fool to pass this up. This film could have no known names and still would be a kick for grossing a billion at the box office.

  17. RealNegro November 1, 2017

    I want to hear the soundtrack now. I need a real ballad like Celine Dions My Heart Will Go On from Beyonce. Shes been hiding her vocals lately. Prove to us why you are Queen. Bring RandB back from the dead.

  18. Lasko November 1, 2017

    I have mix feelings about this…
    to me it feels like Disney sold out. Did they only higher her because of who she is? Did she even audition for this role? So many talented undiscovered black actress out there waiting for a chance and this is the route they go?
    but whatever the movie will average somewhere between a 50 to 70% score on rotten tomatoes and earn back its budget and most audiences will blind praise the film but after a time it will not be remembered nor will it be considered a classic. It’s just popcorn for the moment. Thus far none of these dreadful live action remakes have been worth a damn, so why should this one be any different.

  19. Crookly November 1, 2017

    LOL Whatever

  20. No Games November 1, 2017

    If Beyonce is in it… I’ll gladly pass. It’s a shame too, the rest of the cast is amazing – especially Donald Glover and Alfre Woodard.

  21. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler November 2, 2017

    This is a good look. She’s suppose to be executive producing the entire soundtrack?

  22. Fatusankoh November 2, 2017

    Yes happy I can’t wait to see to see the movie with my family good luck to Bey and the cast long live queen Bey

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