How to watch Beyonce: Black is King? Disney Plus release date, trailer and cast

BEYONCE: Black Is King is dropping on Disney Plus this Friday, July 31.

It's a visual album based on her recorded album The Lion King: The Gift.

What is the film about?

Beyoncé's film is being hailed as a celebration of black culture.

She wrote, directed and executive produced the visual album which picks up from where he album The Lion King: The Gift ends.

So it's a good idea to listen to The Gift before you watch Black Is King.

Disney Plus have said: "This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of "The Lion King" for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns.

"The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity."

Where can you watch it?

From July 31 Black Is King will be available to watch on Disney Plus.

You'll need to have a Disney Plus subscription to be able to see the film, as for now this is the only place it can be watched.

The film comes a year after the album it's based on was released.

Who stars in Black is King?

There's a star studded cast as you would expect for such a high profile project.

Alongside Beyoncé, these are the big names you'll see feature in the visual album.


Jay-Z is a rapper and musician in his own right and is the husband of Beyoncé.

He owns the streaming service Tidal.

Jay-Z was thought to have cheated on Beyoncé due to the lyrics in her album Lemonade, but the couple never divorced.

Instead they announced they wanted to split without formally divorcing in 2019, but seem to be still going strong.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is arguably one of the most famous supermodels in the industry.

She has earned herself a reputation for being a diva over the years.

She is also an actress and businessman.

Pharrell Williams

The 'Happy' singer is known for topping charts with hit singles.

He featured on Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', which won two Grammys.

Though, his association with the now deemed sexist song 'Blurred Lines' is something he's said he regrets.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o is best known for her role in 12 Years A Slave, which won several awards.

She's starred in Black Panther and the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

This year Forbes named her one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland began her career alongside Beyoncé in the powerhouse group Destiny's Child, though Beyoncé was always thought to overshadow her band mates.

Kelly then went on to have a solo singing career and had chart success.

Later on she began an acting career and starred in Empire.

Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy will feature too, along with Tina Knowles, Nyaniso Dzedze, Aweng Ade-Chuol, Folajomi Akinmurele, Adut Akech, Jessie Reyez, JD McCrary, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Shatta Wale.

You can catch the A-List cast from Friday July 31st on Disney Plus.

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