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Disney releases 'Lion King' trailer previewing Beyoncé as Nala

It's the moment the Beyhive has been waiting for: a look at Beyoncé as Nala in Disney's upcoming remake of the classic film, "The Lion King."You have to take your place as king. #TheLionKing pic.twitter.com/bcVHk35WUk
Promotional poster for the live action version of "The Lion King," which hits theaters July 29, 2019. (Disney)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — It's the moment the Beyhive has been waiting for: a look at Beyoncé as Nala in Disney's upcoming remake of the classic film, "The Lion King."

While Disney had previously released previews for the film, none of them featured the musical icon as the leading female role.

The trailer opens with Beyoncé talking to her best friend and eventual mate: "Simba, you have to take your place as king."

Fan excitement was through the roof for the long-awaited glimpse of the new Nala.

"The Lion King" is set to hit theaters July 19.