New ‘Lion King’ trailer for live-action remake of 1994 classic released

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It's confirmed: Beyonce joins Disney's 'The Lion King' remake

It's official! Beyonce is joining Disney's "The Lion King" remake. Beyonce will voice the lioness Nala. Donald Glover will voice lead lion Simba. The movie is scheduled to be released in July 2019. The film will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed "The Jungle Book" remake. "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life." Jon Favreau

Disney released the first film trailer for its live-action remake of the 1994 classic “The Lion King” on Thanksgiving during the NFL’s primetime football game.

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From “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau, the realistic-looking, computer animated “Lion King” features some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa.

A few other familiar names from the original film include Hans Zimmer, who is returning to score the film, and Elton John, who is contributing new versions of his original songs for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Lion King” is slated for a summer release next July.

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Characters Rafiki (R) and Timon as they attend "The Lion King 3D" Premiere during the 6th International Rome Film Festival on November 4, 2011 in Rome, Italy.
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New ‘Lion King’ trailer for live-action remake of 1984 classic released

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Characters Rafiki (R) and Timon as they attend "The Lion King 3D" Premiere during the 6th International Rome Film Festival on November 4, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

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