Connect with us


Blue Ivy Tapped For Role With Mom Beyonce In ‘The Lion King’ Prequel



Blue Ivy Carter is joining her superstar mom Beyonce on another gig.

After her stint as a background dancer for her Bey’s Renaissaince World tour the 12-year-old has now been tapped for a voice role in the upcoming The Lion King prequel.

Disney just unveiled a first look at “Mufasa: The Lion King,” the new film coming to theaters Dec. 20, as well as the all-star cast — including Blue Ivy who will voice Kiara, the daughter of King Simba and Queen Nala.

The photorealistic-animated prequel to the hit 1994 film “The Lion King” brings back several of the stars of the 2019 Jon Favreau-directed remake of the original, including John Kani as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Donald Glover as Simba and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala.

The trailer begins with a voiceover from Rafiki.

“This story begins far beyond the mountains and the shadows, on the other side of the light,” the voiceover states. “A lion was born without a drop of nobility in his blood. A lion who would change our lives forever.”

The audience then meets a young Mufasa, who was portrayed as an adult and voiced by James Earl Jones in the original animated film.

“’Mufasa: The Lion King’ enlists Rafiki to relay the legend of Mufasa to young lion cub Kiara, daughter of Simba and Nala, with Timon and Pumbaa lending their signature schtick,” a caption for the teaser states.

The new film is directed by Barry Jenkins and also stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Taka, Thandiwe Newton as Taka’s mother, Eshe, Anika Noni Rose as Mufasa’s mother, Afia and Keith David as Mufasa’s father, Masego.

The movie hits theaters December 20.

Popular on Hip Hollywood

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *