Chiwetel Ejiofor and Beyoncé in “The Lion King” Remake

Beyoncé has been cast to voice Nala in the upcoming remake of one of the highest grossing animated movies of all time “The Lion King.” the singer and studio announced Wednesday.

The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, also revealing that Keegan-Michael Key (“Why Him?”, “Storks”) will be playing a hyena named Kamari.

Disney released the full cast on their official Twitter on Thursday.

Rapper, actor and screenwriter Donald Glover was earlier this year confirmed to be the voice of Simba.

James Earl Jones retains his role as the voice of Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejioforwill voice Scar. Comedian John Oliver was confirmed as Zazu, while other big names in the production — set for release in July 2019 — include Seth Rogan. 

Others on the cast are Eric Andre voicing AziziKeegan-Michael Keyvoicing Kamari, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.

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