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Beyonce Joins Seth Rogen For Cast Of ‘Lion King’ Live Action Movie

What do Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and James Earl Jones have in common? Besides the exact guest list for your fantasy dinner party, that is.

All four will star in Disney’s live-action “The Lion King” remake, in theaters in 2019.

As Nala, Pumbaa, Timon, and Mufasa, respectively, the superstars will be joined in the savanna by Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Eric Andre, and Keegan Michael-Key. Essentially anybody who you have ever enjoyed but never seen enough of will star in this movie.

If you think about it, this live-action “Lion King” will bring together:

Disney Shakespeare & Beyoncé

The only thing left is the Messiah.

See you at Pride Rock!

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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