Beyonce’s Black Is King Trailer Out: It’s Going To Be A Star-Studded Affair

Queen B at her best!

The trailer for Beyonce’s passion project Black Is King was released on Sunday and totally justifies the hype surrounding the film.

Black Is King is based on the music Beyonce created for Jon Favreau’s 2019 blockbuster The Lion King.

What we know about Black Is King

Black Is King is the visual album for Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift and was originally meant to be a companion piece for the same.

“The film reimagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” Disney said on Sunday.

The movie was in production for over a year and was shot at multiple picturesque locations across continents. It includes shots from New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium.

Furthermore, Disney has reached a distribution deal to release Black Is King in most of Africa via MultiChoice Group’s M-Net and Canal+ Afrique. Countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Cameroon, Liberia, Senegal and many more are included in the deal.

Black Is King trailer shows many special guests

Apart from Beyonce, the Black Is King trailer features many special appearances. Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Academy Award winning actor Lupita Nyong’o, singers Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z among others were spotted.

Moreover, many artists who featured in the music album The Lion King: The Gift will also appear in the film.

The film has 24-time GRAMMY Award winner Beyonce as the writer, director and executive producer. But Black Is King is the labour of love of a varied team of directors, including “Single Ladies” and “Partition” video director Jake Nava.

Filmmakers Emmanuel Adjei, Blitz Bazawule, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jenn Nkiru, “This Is America” creative director Ibra Ake and co-director Kwasi Fordjour also pitched in.

Black Is King also includes full-length videos of tracks “Already”, “Brown Skin Girl“, “Mood 4 Eva”, “My Power” with the latter being heard in the trailer.

The film promises to be a visual delight with some excellent music. It premieres on Disney+ on July 31, two weeks after the one-year anniversary of The Lion King.

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