Watch Beyoncé as Nala in The Lion King trailer

Disney’s remake, also starring Donald Glover and Eric André, is out July 19.

June 03, 2019

The latest trailer for Disney's upcoming remake of The Lion King is the first to feature the voice of Beyoncé, who plays Nala. If, like me, you were holding out hope that she would be doing some kind of weird, grunting lion accent, I'm sorry to tell you that Beyoncé appears to have stuck with her regular, less funny voice for the character. Watch above via Pitchfork.


Beyoncé joins costars Donald Glover, Eric André, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and James Earl Jones for the 2019 remake of The Lion King, which is out July 19. Until then, we can revisit Beyoncé's masterful Netflix concert film Homecoming and its attendant live album.

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Watch Beyoncé as Nala in The Lion King trailer