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Variety reports that Disney‘s previously announced live-action remake of The Lion King (also in 3D) will hit theaters on June 19, 2019.

James Earl Jones is expected to reprise his role of Mufasa in the film, while Donald Glover will lend his voice to Simba. And it’s believed that Beyonce is in talks to voice the character of Nala.

At last weekend’s Tribeca Film Festival, Jon Favreau, who will direct the studio’s remake of the 1994 animated classic, spoke about the challenges of his latest project.

He said:

 ”People grew up with it in an age of video where they watched it over and over again. So, I have to really examine all of those plot points. Also, the myths are very strong in it, so you’re hitting something even deeper than the movie sometimes. What I’m trying to do is honour what was there … There are certain expectations people have.”

The original earned more than $1 billion for Disney and won Oscars for Elton and Tim Rice’s song Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Hans Zimmer‘s original score.