Beyoncé: Black Is King
Black Is King the new album from Beyoncé is coming to the Disney+ streaming service will debut July 31. Black Is King is a new visual project, which lands a year on from Disney’s The Lion King in which Queen Bey voiced Nala. The new film is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, the official soundtrack of the Disney reboot. The new visual album is written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé and stars the soundtrack’s featured artists as well as special guests.
“Black Is King is a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience,” Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment said in announcing the film . “The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future.”The film reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns”, the companies said. According to Disney, the movie was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent “diversity and connectivity”.