Beyoncé Releases Official Trailer For Visual Album ‘Black Is King’ David Derks July 25, 2020 24-time Grammy winner Beyoncé released a new official trailer for “Black Is King,” her new visual album that includes Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell and Jay-Z. Watch it below. The film, premiering two weeks after the one-year anniversary of “The Lion King’s” theatrical release, reimagines the lessons of “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. View this post on Instagram #BlackIsKing, a film by @Beyonce. Experience a new visual album inspired by The Lion King: The Gift, streaming exclusively July 31 on #DisneyPlus. A post shared by Disney+ (@disneyplus) on Jul 19, 2020 at 6:05am PDT According to a news release by Disney+ and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, the film meshes a tale of a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity. The visual album is described by Disney as a “celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience” and “an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence.” Filmed in various locations, the film’s cinematography captures people and landscapes across continents, starting in New York, then Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London, and Belgium. An All-Star Cast The visual film will also star the artists featured on the album, along with some “special guest appearances.” They include models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, author and Academy Award®-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o, singer Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, among others. A celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience, “Black Is King” includes full-length videos for the songs “Already,” “Brown Skin Girl,” “Mood 4 Eva” and “My Power,” which is heard in the new trailer. Black is King drops exclusively July 31 on Disney+.