The Lion King world premiere was held last night in Hollywood and the film’s stars and more of Hollywood’s elite came out to celebrate!
The film, coming to theaters on July 19, 2019, “journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.” It is led by Donald Glover, who voices Simba and Beyoncé (credited as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter) as Nala.
Other stars include James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role), Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Kani as Rafiki, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasumba as Shenzi, JD McCrary as Young Simba, Shahadi Wright Joseph as Young Nala and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari.
Attending the event were the stars of the film and the production team behind it: includingDonald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Chance the Rapper (consultant), Jon Favreau, p.g.a. (director/producer), Jeff Nathanson (screenwriter), Jeffrey Silver, p.g.a. (producer), Karen Gilchrist, p.g.a. (producer), Tom Peitzman (executive producer), Caleb Deschanel (director of photography), James Chinlund (production designer), Adam Gerstel (editor), John Bartnicki (co-producer), Hans Zimmer (composer), Lebo M (creator/producer African vocal/choir arrangements), Robert Legato, ASC, (VFX supervisor).
Special guests and celebrities were: Clarence Avant, Mario Lopez, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nicole Byer, Steph & Ayesha Curry, Gina Carano, LeVar Burton, Reggie Miller, Emily Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel, Diplo, Dave Filoni, LeAnn Rimes, Tiffany Haddish, Atandwa Kani, Chrissy Metz, Doua Mona, Tracy Morgan, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Oldman, Pedro Pascal, Meghan Trainor, Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo, Taika Waititi, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Ali Wong, Niles Fitch. From ABC: Marsai Martin. From Disney Channel: Raven-Symone, Navia Robinson, Sky Katz, Ruth Righi, Skai Jackson. From Freeform: Chloe & Halle Bailey, Maia Mitchell, Yara Shahidi, Aubrey Joseph.