Beyonce confirms role in ‘The Lion King’ remake

Keshala Dias

US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney’s The Lion King.

The studio confirmed that she will voice the role of Nala, Simba’s childhood friend who develops a romance with him several years later.

Her other co-stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Seth Rogan as Pumba the warthog. James Earl Jones will play Mufasa, as he did in the 1994 original.

The remake is set for a debut in July 2019.