Blue Ivy Carter Set To Star In Disney’s ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’

Blue Ivy is heading for the big screen.

Beyonce and her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, are set to star in Disney’s “Mufasa: The Lion King.” The film will hit theaters on December 20, 2024.

The film serves as a prequel to the 2019 live-action version. Beyonce will play Nala. Blue will star as Kiara, daughter of Nala and Simba. Simba is played by Danny Glover.

“‘The Lion King’ has an incredible musical legacy with music from some of the greatest songwriters around, and I’m humbled and proud to be a part of it,” Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote original songs for the soundtrack said in a press statement. He added that, “It’s been a joy working alongside Barry Jenkins to bring Mufasa’s story to life, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this film in theaters.”

“As I was reading this wonderful script, I was thinking about Mufasa, and why he’s great, and how people become great,” Jenkins said. “I was on stage at the Oscars with ‘Moonlight.’ And I was there, and five of my best friends from college were also there.

He added, “And what you’ll learn from the story is that Mufasa is who he is, is great, because of the family and the friends that he has. And so I saw myself in that. I thought: ‘This is a really beautiful story to tell.’”

Also included in the film is Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Thandiwe Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Kagiso Lediga, Tiffany Boone, Lennie James, Preston Nyman and more.

Check out the official trailer below.

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