Disney has released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of The Lion King. It stars American musician and actor, Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as Nala, while James Earl Jones reprises his role as Mufasa from the 1994 Disney classic.
The trailer features Earl Jones narrating over the famous scene of a young Simba being held aloft over the kingdom from the top of Pride Rock.
The film will also star English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba’s evil uncle Scar, John Oliver playing Mufasa’s advisor the bird Zazu and John Kani voicing the baboon Rafiki.
Alfre Woodard will voice Simba’s mother Sarabi, child actor JD McCrary plays a young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph is the young Nala.
The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, will be released on July 19, 2019.