The Nigerian born English actor took on the role in the movie, which is projected to hit cinemas in July 2019.

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Lion King
Lion King

Scar is the villainous lion and brother of Mufasa, who seeks to usurp the throne from his brother and ends up teaming up with the hyenas.

In the same vein, Beyonce plays the character, Nala in the movie.

Beyonce plays the fierce lioness and Simba's childhood friend-turned-love interest.

The Lion King marks the singer's first feature film role since she voiced Queen Tara in Epic in 2013.

Other cast in the movie are Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Alfre Woodard and John Oliver.

'Jungle Book' director, Jon Favreau worked as the director for the virtual-production of the Disney's 1994 hit.