Beyonce is cast in the live-action remake of The Lion King and we can't deal 3 years ago

Beyonce is cast in the live-action remake of The Lion King and we can't deal

Literal Beyonce.

Is there anything that woman can't do?


She releases banger after banger, she brought Lemonade into our lives, she shared the pregnancy photoshoot to end all pregnancy photoshoots, and now she's joined the cast of the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King. 

A true cultural icon.

And what a cast it is, too.

Disney released the full details of the movie there last night and they certainly did not disappoint.

While Beyonce will be playing Nala, we've also got Donald Glover playing Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

... The exact character he played in the original movie too.



But the A-listers don't stop there.

The new film, set to be released in 2019, will also include Seth Rogan as Pumbaa and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.


Comedian and presenter John Oliver will also make an appearance as Zazu, with Billy Eichner playing Timon, and Eric Andre as Azizi.


We know.


The movie will be directed by Jon Favreau and is scheduled for release in the US on July 19, 2019.

It's safe to say he's got a lot to live up to too.

The original The Lion King movie, released in 1994, won two Oscars and a Golden Globe.

Its success also led to a legacy that included many a spin-off movie and TV show, video games, and a musical adaptation.


No pressure then.