Hear Beyoncé And Donald Glover Sing Can You Feel The Love Tonight? For The First Time

The two star as Nala and Simba in the forthcoming Lion King remake

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Beyoncé and Donald Glover have unveiled their rendition of The Lion King classic Can You Feel The Love Tonight? for the first time. Their take on the song, originally recorded by Elton John, will appear in the film’s forthcoming remake.

The two stars play Nala and Simba in the Disney live-action version, which is expected to be released on 18 July. In a new 30-second teaser, Beyoncé and Glover offer a soulful, stripped-back take on the song, as Mufasa – voiced by James Earl Jones, who assumed the same role in the 1994 original – offers some pearls of wisdom.

Timon (Billy Eichner) and Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) are also expected to join the vocals, although it’s not known in what capacity. The starry cast also sees Chiwetel Ejiofor play Scar.

“The original holds up incredibly well, so the challenge here was to tell a story in a different way but still deliver on people’s expectations while surprising them somehow,” director Jon Favreau previously told Entertainment Weekly. “The idea of taking these characters and this music, just as the stage play took it, sticking closely to the story but reinventing it for a different medium… I thought that this technology would be separate enough from the animated film that it felt fresh and new, yet completely related to the original.”

The 1994 version remains the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated movie ever made.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar UK

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