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Beyonce Confirmed For ''Lion King'' Remake

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Beyonce is set to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King, the singer and studio have revealed.

Alongside the 36-year-old -- and mostly previously announced -- will be Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones reprising his role in the 1994 animated movie as Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as his nemesis Scar.

Comedian John Oliver was confirmed as Zazu, while other notables in the production -- set for release in July 2019 -- include Seth Rogan and Billy Eichner.

"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life," said director Jon Favreau, who helmed Disney's hit live-action remake of The Jungle Book in 2016.