Disney just released the trailer for their 1994 classic Lion King movie. The 2019 reboot will be played by a star-studded cast including James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani and Seth Rogan, among others.
Lion King cast announced for 1994 animated movie's live-action remake hitting cinemas July 2019: Donald Glover as Simba; Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (same as '94!), Chiwetel Ejiofor as the villain Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, Keegan Michael-Key as Kamari. pic.twitter.com/T9ih3tzRnA
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The trailer shows the iconic scene in which Rafiki presents a young Simba to the animals of the Pride Lands. It shows the monumental shot in which Simba is being lifted above the rock. James Earl Jones can be heard doing the narration as Mufasa in the clip which only last a minute and a half.
The Lion King remake will be directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, and scored by Hans Zimmer, who scored the original one. Elton John is also said to be remaking some of his original compositions for the film.
The film is coming on the 19th of July 2019.