Beyoncé and Donald Glover have been cast in The Lion King remake

Beyoncé and Donald Glover have been cast in The Lion King remake

Fans were quick to share their joy at the casting news, with one tweeting: "It's not called the Lion King anymore".

Well, get ready to go through it all over again, after Disney announced the full cast roster for the upcoming live-action remake. Now, before the official cast list came out, we already knew that Donald Glover would be starring as Simba.

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Now, after a lot of speculation that she was going to make an appearance in the picture (or at least help produce the soundtrack), it was confirmed that Beyoncé was going to portray Nala.

The superstar will play lioness Nala alongside Donald Glover who will voice the lead character Simba.

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Other stars who have signed up for the film include Seth Rogen as Pumba the warthog and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar.

The 1994 animated version was a smash success, and the re-imagined live-action film should also be quite the thrill. Jon Favreau will direct the new film, which will hits theatres in July, 2019.

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"It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life", said Favreau in a statement Tuesday. Also, Disney's last foray into a live-action redo, last year's "Beauty and the Beast", broke a number of box office records.

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