A new visual Album from Beyoncé is coming to Disney along with a streaming service next month. It’s based on the Soundtrack of the The Lion king -The Gift (Love Letter To Africa).
Black Is King (out July 31), is a new visual project from the singer. 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 lessons of the Lion king for today’s young kings and queens in search for their own crown.”
According to Disney, the movie was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent “diversity and connectivity”.
The minute-long trailer, which is narrated by Beyoncé, features a group of men huddled together before revealing an African king on a golden throne.