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Congratulations goes out to Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The Grammy-winning singer, actress and activist has been added to the live-action version of Disney’s “The Lion King.” The announcement was made this week with Bey’s image posted amongst all of the other film stars.

 

Beyoncé has been in serious talks with Disney about the role since this past spring and it’s now official! She joins a star-studded cast including Donald Glover as Simba along with James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and Alfre Woodard as Sarabi.

 

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

 

Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.