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Another Emotion-Inducing Trailer for the New Live-Action 'Lion King' Has Dropped

The new version, which stars Donald Glover at Simba and Beyoncé as Nala, hits cinemas in July.
By Sarah Ward
February 25, 2019
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Another Emotion-Inducing Trailer for the New Live-Action 'Lion King' Has Dropped

The new version, which stars Donald Glover at Simba and Beyoncé as Nala, hits cinemas in July.
By Sarah Ward
February 25, 2019
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Nineties kids, Disney fans and everyone who's ever cried over a lion cub that just couldn't wait to be king, it's time to climb onto a rock and yell your lungs out. The circle of life has struck again, and The Lion King is back. It's in live-action form this time around, and the second teaser trailer for the new movie has just dropped. You can watch it here courtesy of Beyoncé.

Yes, Beyoncé is in the new Lion King. Releasing in mid-2019, the film will once again tell the tale of Simba, who's set to take over the pride from his father Mufasa, only for his malicious uncle Scar to get in the way. You know where it goes from there — and you'll be hearing the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as his childhood pal Nala, and James Earl Jones as his dad. Yes, the latter is reprising his role from the original film.

Other big names attached include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. Elton John is back working on the soundtrack with Tim Rice, as they both did on the first film. They'll reportedly have some help from Beyoncé, naturally, while The Jungle Book's Jon Favreau is in the director's chair for the entire production.

If you're anxious about how it might turn out, it's worth taking Timon and Pumbaa's advice at this early stage — although this initial look should help get rid of your worries for the rest of your days.

The Lion King hits Australian cinemas on July 18, 2019. We'll share the full-length trailer when it hits the internet.

Published on February 25, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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