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Beyoncé, Donald Glover to star in Lion King remake

A new Lion King, featuring the voices of Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé as Nala and directed by Jon Favreau, will hit theaters July 19, 2019, Disney announced Wednesday.

James Earl Jones, the voice of Simba's father, Mufasa, in the 1994 original, is back again in the same role, and joined by Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother, Sarabi. Seth Rogen will voice the warthog Pumbaa, Billy Eichner is the meerkat Timon, and John Oliver will be the hornbill Zazu. The original film earned more than $968 million worldwide.