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When is The Lion King remake out in the UK, who is in the cast with Beyonce and what’s the latest on the Disney film?

THE LION King is one of the most adored Disney films of all time.

Now – following the success of The Jungle Book – the family-favourite is being remade in live-action. Here's what we know so far…

 The Lion King is coming back for a live action version in 2019Alamy The Lion King is coming back for a live action version in 2019

When is The Lion King remake out in the UK?

Fans who are excited for this latest Disney remake will have to be a bit patient.

The movie is set to be released on July 19, 2019.

The film was confirmed back in 2016 and Disney have "fast-tracked" it in order meet the 2019 release date.

In November last year director Jon Favreau said that he would be using more of the same virtual reality technology used in The Jungle Book.

 Beyonce has been confirmed as one of the stars lending their voices to The Lion King remakeAP:Associated Press Beyonce has been confirmed as one of the stars lending their voices to The Lion King remake

Who is in the cast of The Lion King remake?

In February 2017 it was confirmed that Donald Glover would be taking on the role of Simba, the main character.

The actor has previously starred in The Martian, Spider-Man Homecoming and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

It was also confirmed that James Earl Jones would be reprising his role as Mufasa.

In April 2017 it was announced that American comedian and actor Seth Rogan would be taking on the part of Pumbaa and actor Billy Eichner would be Timon.

On November 1, 2017 it was officially confirmed that Scar would be played by British  12 Years a Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor.

And the part of young lioness Nala was given to singing superstar Beyonce.

Deleted scene from The Lion King explains how Nala made it to the wilderness

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