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

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Disney has unveiled the full cast of the upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic The Lion King

He's hard at work on The Lion King, with his film set to land in cinemas in 2019.

Disney today announced the full voice cast for its upcoming Lion King remake.

Now, after a lot of speculation that she was going to make an appearance in the picture (or at least help produce the soundtrack), it was confirmed that Beyoncé was going to portray Nala. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play Young Simba and Nala. Comedians Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will voice everyone's favorite meerkat and warthog duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.

Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba and Keegan Michael-Key will voice the hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari, with John Oliver as the hornbill Zazu.

As suspicious as one might be about a "live-action" reenactment of the Oscar-nominated animated film, this cast promises Disney's full support for Favreau and team. Why remake a flawless film?

The highly-anticipated remake will be released on July 19, 2019.

As well as keeping Sir Elton John and Tim Rice's original songs, which include Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Be Prepared and I Just Can't Wait To Be King, the remake will also feature some new tunes.

Live-action renditions of beloved classics have become a cornerstone for Disney in recent years.

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