Disney announces cast for live-action 'Lion King' movie

NEW YORK (WBAY) - Disney has announced the cast for their live-action 'Lion King' movie and added one of music's biggest stars, Beyonce.

She rounds out the cast, as she plays Nala. Many news outlets have been reporting for quite some time the singer would be in the production, but was confirmed on Wednesday.

The movie is scheduled for release in July 2019 from Disney, parent company of ABC News.

Here is the list of the rest of the cast:

Donald Glover- Simba
Beyonce Knowles-Carter- Nala
James Earl Jones- Mufasa
Chiwetel Ejiofor- Scar
Alfre Woodard- Sarabi
John Oliver- Zazu
John Kani- Rafiki
Seth Rogen- Pumbaa
Billy Eichner- Timon
Eric Andre- Azizi
Florence Kasumba- Shenzi
Keegan-Michael Key- Kamari
JD McCrary- Young Simba
Shahadi Wright Joseph- Young Nala

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