AceShowbiz - There's something special in the newly released TV spot for Disney's "The Lion King (2019)". While the movie is all about Simba's journey to reclaim his throne in Pride Rock, the latest sneak peek gains attention for featuring Beyonce Knowles' Nala and revealing her voice for the first time.
"Simba, you have to take your place as king," Nala says, as she reunites with her childhood friend, who has grown up. "We need you. Come home," she adds, as the scenes show some dramatic sequences and offers a glimpse of Simba's duel with his treacherous uncle Scar.
Following the release of the trailer, people, especially Beyonce's fans, have hyped up the movie. "OK SIMBA NOW LET'S GET IN FORMATION #TheLionKing," one Twitter user wrote, referencing to Beyonce's song "Formation". Another reacted to Nala's first dialogue, "Beyonce has spoken. #TheLionKing."
"Did I get chills when I finally heard Beyonce as Nala in #TheLionKing? Yes, yes I did," Entertainment Weekly's Alex Steinman chimed in. "Beyonce's voice as Nama (sic) on the New LION KING trailer is the best you'd like to see today," someone else commented on the TV spot.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the upcoming live-action remake journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother-and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, the all-new "The Lion King" roars into theaters across the nation on July 19.