Disney has officially released a teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of the 1994 classic, ‘The Lion King.’

 

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The film will be produced by Walt Disney Pictures and will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed Iron Man.

The Lion King stars Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones makes his way for the second time playing Mufasa, Beyonce (Nala), Chiwetel Ejofor (Scar), Eric Andre (Ed the Hyena), Seth Rogen (Pumba), Keegan-Michael Key (Banzai), Florence Kasumba (Shenzi), Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), Bily Eichner (Timon), JD McCary (young Simba), John Kani (Rafiki) and John Oliver (Zazu).

 

 

 

Walt Disney released the official synopsis for the film, “From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.”

 

In addition, Beyonce will collaborate with Elton John, who actually cowrote the original Lion King’s songs with Tim Rice.  The Lion King will hit theatres on July 19, 2019!

 

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