Beyoncé Speaks As Nala In New 'Lion King' Movie Trailer
Beyoncé fans, get ready to roar over the new trailer for “The Lion King.” Disney released a new teaser trailer for the CGI remake of The Lion King on Monday. The trailer gives us a hint of the caste lineup, which includes R and B singer, Beyoncé.é speaks as Nala as she implores Simba to return and take his place as king of the Pride Lands.
A previous view of “The Lion King” featured James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa. There’s still a lot of curiosity as we wait to hear more from the full cast of the film, including Donald Glover as Simba. There’s also Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Kani as Rafiki, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi. Not forgetting John Oliver as Zazu and Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba and Keegan Michael-Key as the three hyenas.
We also get a little signature silliness from Timon and Pumba (played by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen) to offset the Game of Thrones-style drama. “Oh everyone calm down, we’re here,” Timon says. “The backup has arrived,” Pumba chimes in.
The film, directed by Jon Favreau, retells the Lion King Story. Simba, a lion cub believes he’s responsible for his father’s Mufasa’s death. The truth is that Mufasa’s brother, Scar, is the killer because he wants the throne for himself.
Simba is sent into exile, where he makes new friends. But after his father’s ghost visits him, he chooses to return and heed the words of Mufasa by taking his place as king.
Watch Trailer Clip Where Beyonce Speaks As Nala
The new trailer comes just days after Beyoncé channeled Nala at the annual Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, on Saturday. She shared a slideshow of her eye-catching ensemble with fans. The evening’s theme was “A Journey to the Pride Lands. “Beyonce wowed the crowd in a stunning Georges Hobeika catsuit featuring a majestic lion’s face on its bodice.
To top it all off, she brought along her daughter. Blue Ivy, 7, wore a pretty yellow gown and matching headdress. She also shared a video of Blue Ivy in the car lip-syncing to “The Lion King” soundtrack!
See Beyonce’s Nala-Inspired Outfit
The live-action remake of “The Lion King” won’t be in theaters until July 19. However, Beyoncé’s appearance in the clip has made the film a major conversation point worldwide.
Source: The Today Show