Beyonce Cast as Nala in Disney's 'Lion King' Remake

Circle Of Life Disney took to their Twitter on Wednesday to announce the cast of the highly-anticipated film which included the 36-year-old Queen Bey herself

Beyoncé, who was previously reported to be eyed for the film, has been confirmed as Nala, Simba's (Donald Glover) childhood friend and later love interest.

The Internet is having a hard time keeping it together in the wake of the glorious casting news for the live-action remake ofThe Lion King.

The highly-anticipated remake will be released on July 19, 2019.

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Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, Keegan-Micheal Key, JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph are also cast in the film, which will be directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed Disney's live-action remake of The Jungle Book. Comedians Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will voice everyone's favorite meerkat and warthog duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively.

While Bey's got the flawless hair and (Sasha) Fierce attitude to play a lioness, she'll just be lending her famous voice to the live-action remake of the 1994 classic.

In a statement Favreau said: "It is a director's dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life". So, umm, Disney, could you go ahead and release that Beyonce x Gambino collab for us already? Also, Disney's last foray into a live-action redo, last year's "Beauty and the Beast", broke a number of box office records.

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