Hear Beyoncé as Nala in New 'Lion King' Teaser
Queen Bey is set to become Queen Nala in the upcoming remake of Disney animated classic "The Lion King," and now, audiences have their first clear look -- and listen -- at the superstar in action.
A new teaser for the flick, released this week, features the first extended footage of Beyoncé (billed as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) playing the role of Nala, the fierce lioness who was once Simba's (Donald Glover) childhood BFF. While other clips and trailers have shown snippets of the character, this is the first time we hear her speak -- and Bey is, in a word, flawless.
Beyoncé's commanding delivery is a natural fit with Nala's impassioned plea for Simba to return to Pride Rock, and "take [his] place as king." By the time the clip ends with her imploring Simba to "come home," you'll be ready to get in formation with her, too.
The rest of the teaser offers another look at Billy Eichner's Timon and Seth Rogen's Pumbaa (who also seem perfectly cast in the roles), as well as a glimpse of Simba's climactic showdown with Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor). We seriously can't wait to see this entire movie.
"The Lion King" roars into theaters on July 19.