We are just ten days out from “The Lion King” live-action remake hitting theaters, and some of Hollywood’s best and brightest showed up and showed out for the occasion. The new film, which is a remake from the 1994 classic, stars Donald Glover as the adult voice of Simba and Beyoncé as the adult voice of Nala.
Other cast members include Keegan Michael-Key, Alfre Woodard, Florence Kasumba, John Kani and James Earl Jones reprising his iconic role as the voice of Mufasa.
Besides the cast, the red carpet dazzled with more celebs including, Halle Bailey, who just snagged the role as the first Black “Little Mermaid” in the forthcoming live-action rendering, and her sister, Chloe x Halle member Chloe Bailey.
Destiny Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland came out to support their bestie, Beyoncé.
While the premiere kicked off, The Lion King’s official Instagram announced a new album of original songs inspired by “The Lion King” were slated to be released on July 19th. A single, “Spirit” by Beyoncé was released last night.
“”The Lion King: The Gift,” a new album of songs featuring global recording artists and steeped in the sounds of Africa, produced and curated by @BeyonceKnowles-Carter, will be released July 19. “Spirit,” the single from the album and from the soundtrack for The Lion King, will be available later tonight,” the post reads.
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