New ‘Lion King’ live-action movie will feature top Black stars (trailer)

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Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming new live-action version of the animated hit movie The Lion King. The film features the voice talents of  James Earl Jones, who returns as Mufasa, Daniel Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Alfre Woodard and John Kani as Sarabi and Rafiki, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the film’s villain Scar.

The film is set for release in summer 2019, and Disney predicts it will be a hit. The Lion King franchise has included two feature animated films, a hit Broadway play, and numerous animated short films.

The trailer can be seen below:

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Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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