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You Can Finally Hear Beyoncé as Nala in the New Teaser for the Live-Action 'Lion King'

The film also stars Donald Glover as Simba — and hits cinemas next month.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
June 04, 2019
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You Can Finally Hear Beyoncé as Nala in the New Teaser for the Live-Action 'Lion King'

The film also stars Donald Glover as Simba — and hits cinemas next month.
By Sarah Ward and Samantha Teague
June 04, 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 another new teaser for the movie has just dropped.

While it's not the first teaser or trailer to drop — we've been blessed with not one, not two, but three already — this time we finally get to hear Nala voiced by Queen Bey herself. Yep, if you didn't already know, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will be voicing Nala, while Donald Glover is Simba and James Earl Jones is his dad.

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.

Here's the new teaser with Beyoncé as Nala:

The Lion King hits Australian cinemas on July 17, 2019.

Published on June 04, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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