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Beyoncé to Play Nala in Live-Action Lion King

Keegan Michael-Key has also joined the cast of the Disney remake.

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Beyoncé (Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment)

Singer-songwriter and actor Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has joined the cast of Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King. The Grammy-winning star will play lioness Nala, Simba's childhood friend and eventual wife.

Beyoncé’s screen credits include Epic, Obsessed, Dreamgirls, and Austin Powers in Goldmember.

As previously announced, Simba will be played by Donald Glover. The Lion King, which will be directed by Jon Favreau, is scheduled be released in summer 2019.

Click here for the original article published on Playbill.com by Olivia Clement on November 1, 2017.