The new official trailer for Beyoncé’s forthcoming visual album Black Is King is out now.Inspired by 2019’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’, it re imagines the lessons from the 2019 blockbuster for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.
This serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, a tie-in album curated by Beyoncé for the 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Starring featured artists from the film’s music soundtrack as well as guest appearances, Black Is King tells the story of a young king’s journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity. Guided by his ancestors, father and childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.
Filmed in various locations, the film captures beautiful people and landscapes across continents, starting in New York, then Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium. From all those places came an extraordinary cast of actors and dancers that influenced the film’s rich dance moods and entertainment. In Africa, M-Net will screen the movie on August 1, within 24 hours of its official debut.
The new trailer provides a glimpse of some of the special guests in the film. They include models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Actor Lupita Nyong’o, singer Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, among others.
Black Is King will premiere globally on July 31st and is written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé.