WATCH: New, Full-Length Trailer Released For Beyoncé's Disney+ Film, 'Black Is King'

July 19 2020

Disney+ has released a new trailer for Beyoncé's Disney+ film, Black Is King. 

The film is based on the music from The Lion King: The Gift. It will also star the album's featured artists and some special guest appearances.

According to Disney+, This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity. The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne. These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power.  Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.

The new trailer showcases a lot of the talent that will be in the new film, including Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech, Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z and more. The film includes contributions from directors Emmanuel Adje, Blitz Bazawule, Pierre Debusscher, Jenn Nkiru, Ibra Ake, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jake Nava Kwasi Fordjour,  Dafe Oboro, Julian Klincewicz, Derek Milton, Meji Alabi, Joshua Kissi, Alexandre Moors and Deon Van Zyl.

With the new trailer, it has been announced that a distribution deal has been inked to make the film available in many African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Cameroon, Liberia, Burundi, Senegal, Togo, Somalia, Benin, Congo, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Gabon, Cape Verde and many more through MultiChoice Group’s M-Net and Canal+ Afrique.

Watch the trailer below:

Photo: Disney+/Parkwood

by Trey Mangum on July 19 2020

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