Beyoncé Takes Over New “The Lion King” TV Spot

Anticipation is at a record high for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s iconic The Lion King.

Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is said to stay loyal to the original, and that’s a good thing.  The remake already has a lot to prove as it is sure to be quickly compared to the 1994 classic, though much like the just-released Aladdin, most songs (though a bit modernized) should remain.

To keep fans at ease during the final stretch, Disney has just released a new TV spot, sporting mostly already released footage with Bayoncé Knowles-Carter’s Nala serving as narrator, giving a passionate speech to Donald Glover’s Simba.

James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, and Florence Kasumba round out the talented cast.  The Lion King roars into theaters July 19.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.