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THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Disney has released the full cast of the upcoming live-action LION KING film, set to hit theaters in 2019! This all feels like a troll, but it’s legit, since Beyonce herself posted the image of the cast on her Facebook page. Looks like we’ll get to see Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Eric Andre, Keegan Michael Key, and a host of others tell the classic story of the Lion King.

Jon Favreau, who directed last year’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book, will direct this version as well. “It is a director’s dream to assemble a talented team like this to bring this classic story to life,” he says in a statement.

via NYLON:

As far as these live-action remakes go, Disney has a giant standard to meet. This year’s Beauty & the Beast, starring Emma Watson, is 2017′s most profitable film thus far—raking in $504,014,165 in sales worldwide. The Lion King, though, is the highest-grossing animated film to come from the so-called Disney Renaissance back in the ’80s and ’90s, pulling $422,783,777 worldwide. That’s not too far off from Belle and her castle of sentient objects.

See the casting photo for yourself above!

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