The Official Cast Of The Live-Action Lion King Is Here & I Am Not Okay

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It truly is the circle of life: Every Disney animated movie will, eventually, find new life as a live-action flick. However, that's not stopping us from losing our minds over the official cast of the live-action Lion King, which officially unites all of our favorite people.
Per the official Disney Twitter account, the cast of The Lion King will include your favorite comedian/Golden Globe winner/rapper. It also will unite an OG Lion King favorite with plenty of Marvel stars. Oh, and then there's that music queen who also has snagged a starring role. Summer of 2019 cannot get here fast enough.
Want to find out who will be populating Pride Rock for this live-action adaptation? Click through to find out who will join Simba on his journey.
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Beyoncé as Nala

It's only appropriate the Bey, an actual queen in our eyes, would be cast as queen-to-be Nala, a role which Variety said she was in "talks" for back in March.
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Donald Glover as Simba

There's no question that the Golden Globe winner wears many hats. Now, the Atlanta star will don a mane to portray the adult version of the royal cat.
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James Earl Jones as Mufasa

Some people can't be replaced — like Jones, who will reprise his role as the patriarch who is eventually murdered by his cruel "brother," Scar.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar

The 12 Years A Slave star will portray one of the most famous villains in animated movie history.
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Alfre Woodard as Sarabi

The Luke Cage actress will voice Sarabi, the queen of Pride Rock and mother of Simba.
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John Oliver as Zazu

The HBO host will take a break from informing Last Week Tonight viewers in order to advise Mufasa.
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John Kani as Rafiki

The wise healer will be portrayed by this Marvel star, who portrayed King T'Chaka.
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Seth Rogen as Pumbaa

Hope this Neighbors star has gotten in on the edible bug food trend, because his character Pumbaa certainly has.
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Billy Eichner as Timon

From Billy on the Street to Billy...everywhere. The American Horror Story actor will portray the wisecracking meerkat in the Disney adaptation.
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Eric Andre as Azizi

The Man Seeking Woman comedian has joined the cast as Azizi.
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Florence Kasumba as Shenzi

The Emerald City actress joins her Black Panther co-stars as Shenzi, head hyena of Scar's pack.
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Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari

The Friends From College actor is bringing his comedy chops to the new film.
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JD McCrary as Young Simba

The young star has had roles on shows like K.C. Undercover and Teachers.
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Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala

The actress portrayed Little Inez in NBC's Hairspray Live!

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