Beyonce to play Nala in Disney’s live-action ‘The Lion King’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2: Pop diva Beyonce has confirmed that she is set to voice Nala in Disney and Jon Favreau’s live-action “The Lion King.”
The singer confirmed her role on her Facebook account in a post that also contained the rest of the voice cast.
The star-studded voice cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role from the 1994 original), Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother Sarabi, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, Eric Andre as Azizi, and Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen as Timon and Pumbaa. JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph will play young Simba and young Nala, respectively.
Favreau is directing from a script by Jeff Nathanson, adapted from the 1994 screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton.
“The Lion King” will hit theaters on July 19, 2019. (PTI)