Beyoncé speaks as Nala in the latest TV spot from Disney’s The Lion King remake.
In a new 30-second TV spot, fans can hear Knowles speak as Nala for the first time. The spot begins with clips taken from what is likely the second act of the film, in what looks to be a shot-for-shot recreation of several key scenes from the animated film. Simba meets and chases Rafiki, and Nala and Simba rekindle their relationship.
Directed by Jon Favreau (who also helmed The Jungle Book), the new Lion King features an A-grade voice cast that includes James Earl Jones back as Mufasa, Donald Glover as adult Simba, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Only a handful of the film’s cast have spoken in the trailers and TV spots released so far, with Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor (who voices Scar) getting the most screen time, as far as voice work goes.
Opening July 19, director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.