The king has arrived in time for the weekend of Thanksgiving. Disney debuted the first trailer of its next edition. Lion King remake of director Jon Favreau.
Donald Glover leads the cast as the young Leon Simba who loses his father, while Beyoncé – who is credited in the trailer with his surname, Knowles-Carter – expresses Nala, a childhood friend and later a love interest for Simba. The cast includes James Earl Jones reprising his role from the animated film of 1994 as Simba's father, Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as the evil uncle of Simba, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother, Sarabi, with the child actor JD McCrary playing the young version of Simba. Shahadi Wright Joseph is expressing the young Nala, while John Kani expresses the voice of the baboon Rafiki and John Oliver playing Mufasa's confidante, the hornbill Zazu.
Favreau first showed images of The Lion King last summer on D23, which included real photo landscapes and Rafiki presented baby Simba at Pride Rock.
The Lion King it's just one of several remakes that Disney has in the file, including Lady in the vagabond for its streaming service Disney + and Tim Burton & # 39; s Dumbo, who bows on March 29, 2019. Previously, Favreau was very successful with his new version of The book of the jungle, which raised $ 966 million worldwide.
The original Lion King raised more than $ 968 million worldwide and presented memorable songs from Elton John and Tim Rice. From Favreau Lion King is scheduled to open on July 19, 2019.
Watch the trailer below.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.