Disney has just posted a tweet that confirms that Beyonce has been officially cast as Nala, Simba’s love interest, in Jon Favreau’s upcoming photorealistic CG animated remake of “The Lion King”.
She joins a cast that includes J.D. McCrary and Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, John Olver as Zazu, John Kane as Rafiki, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumba, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari, and Shahadi Wright Joseph as a younger version of Nala.
Hans Zimmer will provide the score for the film which Disney is slated to release in cinemas on July 19th 2019.
— Disney (@Disney) November 1, 2017