Pictures are worth a thousand words and Disney has just proven it with their official cast for Jon Favreau‘s upcoming live-action take on The Lion King.

While it has been rumored, the major news involves Beyonce Knowles-Carter‘s confirmation to play Nala, the childhood friend turned love interest of the titular character, Simba, played by Donald Glover.

The only one returning from the 1994 original film is James Earl Jones as Mufasa’s Simba’s father…and why not?

With the likes of Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and Eric Andre in the cast, this is surely to be one special treat. Especially since Favreau will be making the film in the same vein as the hit live-action take of The Jungle Book.

The Lion King comes to theaters in the summer of 2019.

H/T: Variety